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.

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike side

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

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood 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.

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike wheel details

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike chain and pedals

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike bending the frame

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike construction of the frame

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike sanding

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike molds

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike frame and components

stanislaw ploski: bonobo bent plywood bike prototypes

  • [url=http://bicycledesign.net/2008/02/bent-ply-bike-sketches/] Here is a clickable link [/url] to the design I mentioned

    veloracer
  • Here is an almost identical design from a few years ago- http://bicycledesign.net/2008/02/bent-ply-bike-sketches/

    veloracer
  • Excellent. Loved every bit and would like to be a happy owner of such a cool bike. Well done Stanislow :))

    GABA
  • Wouldn’t like to say how strong the bottom bracket would be!

    Alex P
  • Looks awesome!

    I’m curious though, why not use the wood in it’s stronger orientation? hard to form?

    DES
  • Check this one out – similar idea, slightly different execution:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Bike-2/

    Tomasso
  • lightweight? looks mad heavy!

    david
  • Looks good no doubt.

    But the Question is would the wood change shape if left outside?

    Vibha
  • Beautiful!!

    Vivi

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