‘bonobo’ by stanisław płoski
images courtesy of stanisław płoski
warsaw-based designer stanisław płoski has created ‘bonobo’, a bent plywood bicycle intended for urban cyclists.
recently presented at DMY berlin 2011 as part of the ‘perspective’ exhibition, the bike features a strong and lightweight frame
made solely from manipulated composite wood. balancing technology with a natural artisan quality, the design capitalizes on the
inherent material properties, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride.
contoured lines and contrasting colors provide the piece with a strong graphic aesthetic that seeks to reinterpret the
classic archetypal model of a bike.
functional components selected for their simplicity require little attention from the user. a single gear drivetrain and
reliable hydraulic disc brakes are low-maintenance and can be swapped out with an internal gear hub or a belt drivetrain
depending on the needs of the rider.
chain and pedals
bending the frame
construction of the frame
frame and components