jouffret + peytour configure urban tricycle for everyday needs jouffret + peytour configure urban tricycle for everyday needs
sep 23, 2014

jouffret + peytour configure urban tricycle for everyday needs

jouffret + peytour configure urban tricycle for everyday needs
all images courtesy of agency 360 and NPinnovation

 

 

 

‘kiffy’ is a configurable tricycle designed by patrick jouffret of french design studio agency 360 in collaboration with norbert peytour of NPinnovation. the object focusses on a urban problem: how to shop or carry bulky items with a vehicle that you can maneuver around and store at home.

 


video courtesy of agency 360 and NPinnovation

 

 

 

from the initial concept, 360 sought the ideal form, taking into account the necessary proportions, mechanisms, and disassembly process. thus, construction consists of structural and functional components such as a transport plate, hydraulic breaks, a flash folding system, a reverse gear with two speeds, and collapsible pedals. this 27-pound alloy architecture stretches to 145 cm long for riding, and occupies a 57 cm by 53 cm footprint for shopping or storage.

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
separating parts instead of folding is a better solution to reduce the weight

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
the idea is to keep your vehicle everywhere 

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
shopping trolley mode 

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
the swing system guarantees stability

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
the bike can be customized with the color of the front plate

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
perspective view

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
the three wheels cater to every need

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
front view

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
side view with yellow carrier plate 

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
rototype from the inventor and first mock up

patrick jouffret agency 360 norbert peytour npinnovation kiffy urban tricycle
design research

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

  • Very impressed. Wondering how to get a kiffy tricycle in Australia.

    Allina Matthews says:
  • Nice idea. It seems like the ideal child seat, front and center.

    John Miller says:
  • Could you carry a child? There is a bicycle I saw that is a stroller as well but can’t remember the brand.

    soberana says:
  • Cool and useful bike. I would like to have one!

    Zhejun says:
  • Hi, I love this trike! I have a trike but, it is huge and I can’t transport it anywhere. I would like to know how much a kiffy costs and how to get one in California.

    Veronica says:
  • Yes, the more I see; the more I like the Kiffy. I hope I can purchase one in Illinois or Wisconsin in the USA…

    Brian Johnson says:
  • brilliant idea !

    geza says:
  • I really want one of these – can you please take the next steps in developement.

    Rachelle says:

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