citybirds' minimalist 'raven' scooter is sleek, stylish + light as a feather
 

citybirds' minimalist 'raven' scooter is sleek, stylish + light as a feather

 

new kid on the block citybirds is changing the way people approach their daily commute by creating a lightweight, uber-functional and stylish range of scooters — designed by ignas survila — aimed at taking the stress out of getting from A to B. after a successful kickstarter campaign to launch their debut project ‘pigeon’ (see previously), the group are now accepting pre-orders for their newest offering — ‘raven’.

 

 

 

while ‘pigeon’ brought a percussive splash of color to our city streets, survila’s ‘raven’ scooter is a more mature, luxurious iteration of citybirds’ minimal, collapsible aesthetic. designed to be as portable as possible, the carbon-fibre body of the ‘raven’ is devoid of sharp edges, allowing it to be held comfortably for long periods of time and minimizing the chance of awkward subway confrontations. the frame appears as a fluid, streamlined unit, and thanks to a single linear hole in the deck, pushing a pedal will make the raven fold up into a completely flat-packed state. when the time comes to hang up your wheels, the curved handles fold flush along the center bar and a groove just above the front wheel means the raven can be slung over your shoulder and carried with ease.


the streamlined shape user-friendly design has no sharp edges, and can easily be slung over one shoulder

 

 

it’s fair to say that the market for adult kick-scooters at the moment is more than saturated, but for those seeking an eco-friendly, cost effective mode of transport without the commitment of a bike or the skill of skateboard, you can’t get a whole lot better than this. the ‘raven’ scooter’s matte black shell with just a lick of orange makes for a stylish and sophisticated palette, and goes a long way in removing the somewhat inherent sense of silly-ness that comes with riding what — until recently — was always considered more of a child’s vehicle. in a lot of ways however, it’s that child-like spirit that the team hold at the core of their process. ‘our main ambition is to change an approach of people throughout the world towards the things that seem unchangeable and to replace rushing with a pleasant and useful process,’ say the team in their mission statement. ‘we believe you may convert your hurrying into a delightful and pleasant process, and a kick scooter here may be a tool, helping to achieve this goal’. 


carbon fibre was chosen for its lightness, stability and luxurious connotations


the streamlined shapes have been designed to perfectly fit the user’s shoulder, ensuring a comfortable commute


the handlebars fold along the center, and protect the front wheel when it’s not in use


citybirds’ range aims to take the stress out of your morning commute


the scooter’s matte black shell with just a lick of orange makes for a stylish and sophisticated palette

 

 

 

 

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.

 

edited by: peter corboy | designboom

  • Just a ‘little’ late to the scooter party. However, it appears it would make a good cudgel when confronting people questioning your manhood.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • what? when you have a manicured lady-beard?

    Anyway, nice neat scooter. I’d buy one if it’s an objective price -but I’m a fat bloke who needs the exercise.

    mackenzie collins says:
  • Luxurious design commands a luxurious price tag – $450 CAD plus delivery and taxes?!? 5x more expensive than an entry level adult scooter and 2x more expensive than the Razor Pro scooters. Love the minimalistic design guys but come on, grow your brand first, then grow profits! Heck I would even jump on a scooter in Toronto if this were reasonably priced.

    Dan says:

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