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triumph motorcycles product prototypes
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jan 09, 2011
triumph motorcycles product prototypes


‘turntable’ by richard underhill, one work in the ‘triumph lifestyle accessories’ show

working with reappropriated motorcycle components as their base materials,
young industrial designers developed a collection of home good prototypes
in a recent collaborative exhibition between triumph motorcycles
and the birmingham institute of art and design.


view of the record deck

british designer richard underhill’s turntable incorporates a motorcycle brake rotor
as the disc platter and a cylinder head along the side of the plinth.


‘bowls’ by wa ya-lin


detail view of the bowl base

taiwanese designer wa ya-lin interwove spokes from the wheels of the triumph bonneville to create two bowls.


‘corkscrew’ by nick orme

british designer nick orme adapts a brake lever assemblage into a corkscrew.
the lever is used to control the corkscrew component,
while the repurposed handle preserves the buttons and lights of the original handlebar grip.


‘cutlery’ by i-chen yang

the ‘cutlery’ collection created by i-chen yang features utensils formed from motorcycle brake and clutch levers.


‘coffee table’ by zhan cheng

the surfaces of chinese designer zhan cheng’s ‘coffee table’
are composed of the motorcycle’s front wheel and tire.


‘hat stand’ by elena matyas

the ‘hat stand’ created by romanian designer elena matyas
uses the motorcycle’s side mirrors for hooks and front wheel hub as a base.


chang sung-ching’s ‘omni-bang’

‘omni-bang,’ created by taiwanese designer chang sung-ching,
is a set of small high-performance speakers connected to a digital dock.

the product is made of the taillight housing for the triumph bonneville motorcycle,
accented with wood.


detail view of ‘omni-bang’


‘scales’ by john doherty

in ‘scales,’ british designer john doherty adapts a bonneville instrument panel
and headlight bowl for use as a kitchen scale. the dial faces are altered
to accurately represent pounds and kilograms.

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