killwood launches bika bike-rack made with blighted canadian pine killwood launches bika bike-rack made with blighted canadian pine
jul 08, 2016

killwood launches bika bike-rack made with blighted canadian pine

killwood launches bika bike-rack made with blighted canadian pine

 

 

 

measuring only five millimeters fully grown, don’t let the mountain pine beetle’s size misguide you. the small insect, native to western north and central america, has capitalized on the region’s warming climate — causing a blight of unprecedented proportion. in british columbia alone more than 18 million hectares (1.3 million football fields) of forest have been attacked, with current predictions estimating 57% devastation of B.C. pines by 2021.

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‘bika’ wall rack designed by killwood

 

 

 

vancouver-based design start-up killwood is making the best of the dismal situation. utilizing only affected trees — forest fire risk is greatly increased if left unharvested — the studio aims to bring contemporary products to market and draw attention to the growing environmental issue. ‘bika’ is killwood’s first offering, a modern wall-rack that accommodates a bike, keys, and other small items. killwood is currently seeking funds for ‘bika’ on kickstarter here

 

video courtesy of killwood

killwood bika bike rack british columbia canada
large cutouts make mounting quick and easy


wood detail with killwood logo

killwood bika bike rack british columbia canada
‘bika’ can store small items on two built-in shelves


bottom key ring

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like all killwood products, ‘bika’ was created using sustainable practices and upcycled waste materials

 

 

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