'ivy' by sono mocci 'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed
 
'ivy' by sono mocci   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed
sep 13, 2010

'ivy' by sono mocci 'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

‘ivy’ by sono mocci

‘ivy’ by sono mocci from italy 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.

designer’s own words: ‘why does our bicycle need to be connected to light poles by chains like a criminal in prison? inspired by nature, the design of this cable wire lock is a mimicry of ivy. it is unified in our daily scene and promotes protection of the environment. it is soft and feels natural. ‘ivy’ is a plug to awaken the relationship between you and society. 4 dial number lock, steel wire + silicon gom covered. 2 sizes: short (900mm), long (1500mm)’

'ivy' by sono mocci   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

'ivy' by sono mocci   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

'ivy' by sono mocci   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

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  • It’s beautiful… but completely useless.

    Strong scissors could cut through that thing and to those saying that ‘it’s a design thing at this stage’ and that ‘the thickness of the cord could be altered’ are missing the point. Don’t you think the designer already thought about that? Of course they did, and they realised that if you made the cord thicker, even just a small amount, then the ‘design’ element is lost as the proportions would be all wrong… and that’s the only thing going for the product – hence it’s a dead end.

    As an idea it shouldn’t really have made it past the first hour’s research as even a quick glance at the bike lock market would show you the required thickness needed to withstand even a small pair of bolt cutters. Another example of style over substance I’m afraid

    Freddie
  • I prefer my D-lock !

    André
  • It makes me smile.

    lock on
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