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Spinning spacetool

Thursday, March 4, 2010

What I found interesting about the original object and wanted to use for my own design was the temptation to spin the handle and the hypnosis from looking through the transparent plastic.
It’s a simple and appealing 80’s kitchenware; sharp, round, white plastic meets metal, functional and no I-pod edges.

Sara‘s initial object was her cool black leather shoes (click here to see details), and we decided to work as a team, creating a  cargo-bike by the interesting combination of spinning space and rock’n’roll coolness.

The cylinder shape of the kitchen tool is used for the cargo box, which is made of a metal frame covered with strong white plastic band, braided in and out between the vertical bars of the box, which give the box a mix of curves and straight lines, just like the black leather shoes.

The intriguing contrast of white plastic and silver metal that we find in my original object is transmitted to the bike, through the white handles, cylinder and saddle versus the silver metal frame.

The shoes have a special pattern that we transformed into the triangular part of the frame, which gives the bike a distinctive and cool look, and by biking on it you immediately get into the ongoing rhythm of elevation and falling of the pedals, that makes you continue.

What’s more tempting than to make the wheels spin, by taking a ride on the Spinning Space Bike?

wannabe cool – or actually being cool?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My black leather boots have a kind of cool “Bob Dylan look”, but for me personally in an ironic way. They look feminine and wrinkly, and feel hard and soft. There lines are both straight and curvy. Everyday they elevate and fall following an ongoing rhythm.

This description of some of the characteristics of the shape resulted in a new

shape, spacebike-model but with some of the same features – a cargo-bike. Especially parts of the pattern in the center of the boots were inspirational for the structure of the metal bars connecting the bicycle. There strict straightnes, but with round tops resemble the ones on the bike. Besides that, the potential of movement in the leather boots generates an even bigger  potential in the bicycle.

The bicycle is in contrast to the boots not cool in an ironic way, but in a more sincere way, being funtional, having an original and simple design and being environmentally friendly.


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