les classiques bike handle bars by F&Y at designboom mart toronto les classiques bike handle bars by F&Y at designboom mart toronto
jan 29, 2013

les classiques bike handle bars by F&Y at designboom mart toronto

les classiques bike handle bars by F&Yimage courtesy F&Y



showcasing their latest work at the designboom mart in toronto during the 2013 IDS, frédérique beaubien and yannic ryan of canadian studio F&Y present ‘les classiques’ – a series of minimal wooden handlebars. influenced by legendary cycling races, the collection aims to revive the elegance and panache that once reigned our roads. hand-crafted in montreal, the accessory pairs a combination of various hardwoods with aluminum and brass components, embodying a traditional skill-set.



la primavera – straight shown in contextimage courtesy F&Y



la primavera – straight shown in detailimage courtesy F&Y



la doyenne – straight in cherry woodimage courtesy F&Y


the hand-crafted designs at designboom mart during toronto design weekimage © designboom



the pieces are hand-made in montrealimage © designboom



frédérique beaubien and yannic ryan of F&Y at designboom mart in torontoportraits © designboom

  • It’s nice in first glimpse.. but if you dig inside philosophically, the fact that you’ve chose to use
    A traditional method of knife making and made a handlebar is irrelevant, and conflict with the
    The idea of ”readymade” in particular (not that you’ve tried too, but still) and design in general. To use just a bamboo twig for the same purpose, for example, would make more design sense to me..

    Shahaf says:
  • @Shahaf

    Yes, but they can not charge $90 if they use just bamboo…

    Igor says:
  • hey guys,

    They are not made of bamboo!
    we use ash, walnut, cherry, wenge and morado.
    The inspiration are the beautiful Nardi stearing wheels you find on old italian cars.
    check http://fny.bigcartel.com/

    yannic says:
  • Nardi steering wheels is a good reference Igor. These are very classic. Chrome is retro.


    JimCan says:
  • I bought a straight wenge bar. Very nice!

    Nicholas says:
  • very cool!!

    Guilherme Cardoso says:
  • I’ll have to put one of these of my next show bike! 😉

    ube urban says:
  • congratulations ! this is a great idea !

    geza says:
  • Such beautiful work! Makes me wish I were a cyclist!

    muddy says:

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