triumph motorcycles product prototypes
‘turntable’ by richard underhill, one work in the ‘triumph lifestyle accessories’ show
working with reappropriated motorcycle components as their base materials, young industrial designers developed a collection of home good prototypes in a recent collaborative exhibition between triumph motorcycles and the birmingham institute of art and design.
view of the record deck
british designer richard underhill’s turntable incorporates a motorcycle brake rotor as the disc platter and a cylinder head along the side of the plinth.
‘bowls’ by wa ya-lin
detail view of the bowl base
taiwanese designer wa ya-lin interwove spokes from the wheels of the triumph bonneville to create two bowls.
‘corkscrew’ by nick orme
british designer nick orme adapts a brake lever assemblage into a corkscrew. the lever is used to control the corkscrew component, while the repurposed handle preserves the buttons and lights of the original handlebar grip.
‘cutlery’ by i-chen yang
the ‘cutlery’ collection created by i-chen yang features utensils formed from motorcycle brake and clutch levers.
‘coffee table’ by zhan cheng
the surfaces of chinese designer zhan cheng’s ‘coffee table’ are composed of the motorcycle’s front wheel and tire.
‘hat stand’ by elena matyas
the ‘hat stand’ created by romanian designer elena matyas uses the motorcycle’s side mirrors for hooks and front wheel hub as a base.
chang sung-ching’s ‘omni-bang’
‘omni-bang,’ created by taiwanese designer chang sung-ching, is a set of small high-performance speakers connected to a digital dock.
the product is made of the taillight housing for the triumph bonneville motorcycle, accented with wood.
detail view of ‘omni-bang’
‘scales’ by john doherty
in ‘scales,’ british designer john doherty adapts a bonneville instrument panel and headlight bowl for use as a kitchen scale. the dial faces are altered to accurately represent pounds and kilograms.
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