TheMAG your daily dose of creativity: magazine about fashion, design, arts, trends and coolness

SplinterBike

SplinterBike

Nov 15 2011, 2:00 pm 0 Heloisa Righetto

Although it is scary to write about a subject outside your comfort zone, it can also be quite rewarding. I just put together a comprehensive feature about bicycles, and my research took forever because I kept finding cool stuff every day. I dedicated an entire category to wooden bikes, which I know is not a new thing, but I find really impressive. And that’s how I came across SplinterBike, made entirely (I mean, entirely – even the wheels) of wood. No screws or bolts, just wood and glue. Wait! there’s more: SplinterBike achieved a new speed record for this bike category, 18.11 kph (11.25 mph). Michael Thompson is the name behind this amazing product, which has also impressed the Victoria & Albert Museum: SplinterBike is being exhibited at one of the museum’s current shows, Power of Making.

Designer: Michael Thompson

Tags: bike craft creative design designer exhibition handmade innovative wood

Post Gallery

SplinterBike - thumbnail_1
SplinterBike - thumbnail_2
SplinterBike - thumbnail_3
SplinterBike - thumbnail_4
SplinterBike - thumbnail_5
SplinterBike - thumbnail_6

Comments

Next & Previous article

Nov 15 2011, 4:00 pm Marco Russo

Painting and other artistic techniques are the basis of the works of Belgian [ ... ]

Nov 15 2011, 12:00 pm Monica Bogliolo

How do you see the present and the future of the use of energy resources? [ ... ]

Popular topics

See all

Archives

Random Articles

1o
1o
Nexo table
1o
Marco Varoli Photographer
1o
1o
1o
1o
1o
1o
The Iteration collection
Best of the week 64
Through the looking glass
1o
1o
1o
1o
Geek coffee table
1o
1o
1o
1o
Boardbowl

© 2010-2020 THEmag by dWOW Srl P.Iva: IT11896280010 | HOME | ABOUT | SUBMISSION | ADVERTISE | JOIN | CONTACT | TAG ARCHIVE | DISCLAIMER