ron arad: two nuns sprung steel wheel bike
ron arad: two nuns sprung steel wheel bike
jan 21, 2013

ron arad: two nuns sprung steel wheel bike

bike with sprung steel wheels designed by ron arad all images courtesy of WOW bikes



as part of a collaborative fundraising event between elton john AIDS foundation and W hotels, six top creatives were invited to transform the distinctive blue ‘boris bike’ used by londoners into a a functional work of art, to by used by visitors to london’s W hotel at leicester square. the project goes by the name WOW bikes and israeli-born UK-based designer ron arad was amongst the select group  – which includes artist benedict radcliff, fashion designers patrick cox and alice temperley, singer paloma faith and illustrator natasha law – who each created a completely original, bespoke bike. arad’s design ‘two nuns’ involves sprung steel arranged in tesselated forms for its wheelsand is fully functional.



ron arad: two nuns sprung steel wheel bikerendering of the wheel’s tessalation



‘two nuns’ bike by ron aradvideo courtesy of ron arad studio



ron arad: two nuns sprung steel wheel bikedemonstrating the sprung steel wheels’ ability to support the rider



ron arad: two nuns sprung steel wheel bikedetail of the hardware involved in shaping the wheels



ron arad: two nuns sprung steel wheel bike



ron arad: two nuns sprung steel wheel bikeron arad with his unconventional bike design


*we have updated this article originally published on august 22, 2011 with a new video and additional images.

  • great design, I was inspired by this idea, thanks

  • very pretty. but if it ain’t broke…

  • sad.. no music credits…

    Eduardo Yamin
  • Fixação entre as lâminas por porcas de orelhas??? Para quê??? Para se desapertar tudo??? Porque não rebites se o que se pretende é uma fixação permanente? Além disso, sem quaisquer estrias nas zonas de contacto com o solo, a aderência será reduzidíssima! Talvez divertido mas muito inseguro e ineficaz.

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