The Lund Bike
The Lund Bike Workshop was an experiment to prove the old saying, talk is cheap, and a hand brazed steel frame is solid gold. During a weeklong design sprint (March 10-14, 2014), three teams set out to express the “bike life in Lund”. A couple of days in, use cases, aspirational mindsets and design drivers were being brazed together in steel tubing.
In an era where rapid prototyping and 3D modeling software makes it possible to go from idea to product without getting your hands dirty, it’s easy to loose touch with the real world. The world where wood has grain, ceramics has shrinkage and steel tube is cold and hard, very hard. It’s only by getting to know a material that you can recognize its full potential, learning to work with its properties and not against them. The knowledge of a designer should reside in hand and mind alike.
In other words: get your hands dirty or go home.
E22C - Bike - For the Swedish Bike Highway
GLIDA - The perfect ride for long Swedish summer nights
Mårten - Give others a ride
School of Industrial Design
Simon Helmersson, Filip von Hauswolff, Olof Jansson, Yuehan Liu, Emilia Borgvall, Philipp Süssman, Martin Gschwandtl, Oskar Lundgren, Axel Bluhme, Emilia Iona Bancos, Martina Zbinden, Kristin Løberg, Oskar Eriksson, Linus Hagberg, Gustav Max Lindholm & Karl Jönsson.
Use case, design and brand guidance:
Martin Meier & Andrea Cevenini (IDEO Germany)
Design translation and build guidance: