Tokyo Bike Store Commissions Six Artists To Customize Their Minimalistic Bicycles [Pics
To celebrate the opening of its new east London store, Tokyo Bike invited six artists and asked them to customize their own bikes. The commissioned project resulted in six minimalistic fixed-gear bikes with their own added personalities, including polka dots, sticker collage, and simple graphic designs. The artists who participated in the collaboration were Soju Tanaka, Simon Memel, Mike Guppy, Lucas Price, Alex Daw, and Tom Pearson.
Frederique and Yannic are Montreal-based designer-woodworkers currently working on a line of furniture. But while that's on the boil, the pair have released the Les Classiques wooden handlebars line, borne of their love of cycling.
The 2013 24-speed Paratrooper and 27-speed Paratrooper Pro models break down, tool-lessly, in under 20 seconds. They're also designed for durability—unlike most folding bikes, they don't compromise the crossbar with a hinge, but instead keep the frame intact: