'bagbike' by francois bernard + sonja breuninger + marion pinaffo   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed 'bagbike' by francois bernard + sonja breuninger + marion pinaffo   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed
sep 16, 2010

'bagbike' by francois bernard + sonja breuninger + marion pinaffo 'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

‘bagbike’ by francois bernard, sonja breuninger and marion pinaffo

‘bagbike’ by francois bernard, sonja breuninger and marion pinaffo from france is one of the shortlisted design entries from more than 3000 participants in our recent designboom competition, ‘seoul cycle design competition 2010‘, organized in collaboration with seoul design foundation.

designers’ own words: ‘our cities and awareness have evolved and influenced our behavior, but the urban bicycles have not evolved in the same way, so they no longer correspond exactly to our practice in town. ‘bagbike’ is a proposition for what could be a natural evolution of bicycling, improving uses through simple design. one of the city’s short trip issues is that we need to carry something with us every time. we all need to carry something during our ride everyday, to go shopping, work or study. but carrying a backpack makes you sweat; leaving your computer in the luggage rack is dangerous, and even a cellphone in the pocket is uncomfortable when you are riding. ‘bagbike’ solves transportation issues. by dividing the frame in two parts, and joining them to create a storage compartment, you can carry all these essential items safely. while the storage compartment keeps our objects, it retrieves their weight, which lowers the center of gravity of the bicycle, and makes it more balanced.’


storage compartment detail

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