stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike
stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike
jun 20, 2011

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike

‘bonobo’ by stanisław płoski images courtesy of stanisław płoski

warsaw-based designer stanisław płoski has created ‘bonobo’, a bent plywood bicycle intended for urban cyclists. recently presented at DMY berlin 2011 as part of the ‘perspective’ exhibition, the bike features a strong and lightweight frame made solely from manipulated composite wood. balancing technology with a natural artisan quality, the design capitalizes on the inherent material properties, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride.


contoured lines and contrasting colors provide the piece with a strong graphic aesthetic that seeks to reinterpret the classic archetypal model of a bike. 

handlebar details

functional components selected for their simplicity require little attention from the user. a single gear drivetrain and

reliable hydraulic disc brakes are low-maintenance and can be swapped out with an internal gear hub or a belt drivetrain

depending on the needs of the rider.

wheel details

chain and pedals

bending the frame

construction of the frame



frame and components


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