PIT IN : A New Life Style of Bicycle

No more worries for having to hunt for a place to have your lunch at the park, after parking your vehicle. Just hook your bicycle into the Pit In, a groundbreaking parking space meant for bikes. The Pit In concept is simply awe-inspiring which lets the user park the bike and use bicycle seat to sit on, providing the user with a table surface to have his/her lunch. Sitting on the bike’s seat, the user can do anything, be it checking emails using laptop or having a fresh cup of coffee. This exceptional concept replaces the conventional chair with a two-wheeled form of transport. Pit In works great in open spaces where cyclists can stop in and have their breakfast on their way to work. No more worries about locking your bicycle. Pit In is made from a material called Plywood t18. Its dimensions include L71xD90xH115cm. In fact, this excellent table has been nominated for Design report award in Milano Salone Satellite in 2009.

Designer : Store MUU

PIT IN Table for Bicycle

BlackBraid Bike : Super Light Bicycle That Features Braided Carbon Frame

BlackBraid bike, produced by Munich Composites features you a super light bicycle (less than 5kg) without compromising its style. Just like champagne and caviar, vodka and martini, style and sustainability, this combination allows for beautiful, modern, creative bike for urban lifestyle. Braided carbon frames were developed based on a new procedure in braiding technology to produce high-performance material, stable as metal yet weight less than aluminum. Together, PG-Bikes and Munic Composites teamed up to create a master piece for the road, BlackBraid bike that is offered in 2 different models: Fixie (city bike) and Touring (long distances).

Designer : PG Bikes

Blackbraid Bike by PG-Bikes

Blackbraid Bike by PG-Bikes

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G2 Greencycle 2nd Generation Improves Bicycle’s Functionality and Load Capability

The G2 Greencycle 2nd generation is a project that draws from a two-year research study, to challenge current design practice to transform human-power transportation design. A culture-centric approach is used to shift design thinking and practices away from the ongoing unsustainable production of goods and services that are unfit for the human conditions in poor countries. Poor countries need and depend on this mode of transportation for a wide range of uses.

Designer : Paulus Maringka

G2 Greencycle 2nd Generation by Paulus Maringka

G2 Greencycle 2nd Generation by Paulus Maringka

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VeloMini : Light-Weight Folding Electric Bicycle

Velomini is one of the coolest electric folding bikes on the market. This bike uses the latest technology in lightweight folding electric bicycles. It comes with attractive colors, perfect for youngsters. The powerful 180 watt motor helps you driving around up to 12 mph. While not in use, you can fold it to 18 inch high to fit into its own carrying case. The good news is, it’s not a conceptual product, it’s real, you can buy it :D

From : Velomini

Velomini Folding Electric Bicycle

Velomini Folding Electric Bicycle

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Collapsible Bicycle by Kevin Scott

It’s not often that I could see such a revolutionary design yet it is not just a concept. This bike design from Kevin Scott is a bendable bicycle that you can literally wrap around a lamp post or a pole. It certainly will stop thieves from targeting your bike. The young Industrial Designer used a ratchet system built into the frame of the bike to make it possible to wrap the bike around a pole. The bike bends to lock onto itself, there’s no need for a chain, a regular bike lock will be able to secure the frame and both wheels. His main objective was not just to secure all bike’s components within the lock, but also to allow the bike to be stored in small spaces. A very cool bike design, indeed!

Designer : Kevin Scott

Bendy Bicycle

Bendy Bicycle

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Stylish Bicycle from Hermes

Hermes bicycle, with its stylish shape and features, will allow the users to show off their flair and elegance even during the early morning stroll. Hermes bicycles were introduced on the market during 1980s and recently boomed the market with their new idea of wrapping a stainless steel bicycle developed by the Dutch brand Batavus with leather. Hermes decorated the frame, seats and handles of this bicycle by enfolding with Taurillon Clémence, which is an extremely supple grained leather in a pumpkin and zesty Havana shade while keeping its original black finish intact. Spare accessories are not available of this bicycle yet, but can be developed by special workshop upon request. The Hermes bicycle retails at $4,000.

hermes bicycle

Designer : Hermes

“ThisWay” Bicycle with Semi-Enclosed Design

The new bicycle design by Torkel Dohmers has recently won the ‘commuter bike for masses’ design competition. The bicycle named “ThisWay” has been designed keeping in mind the safety and security of the rider from all sorts of situation. Care has been taken by designer to ensure that the rider is safe from weather as the concept has covered top thereby giving the concept an automobile like feel. Also the material used is light weight with the front and rear lights being operated by solar cell placed above the roof, space has been provided on the back for keeping luggage and other stuff. Quite a practical concept as the vehicle will be cost effective as the running cost is still lesser than that of the car.

thisway bicycle design

thisway bicycle design

Designer : Torkel Dohmers via BicycleDesign

City Bike Rack Design for New York City

People usually advise to always lock your bicycle in a safe area and to an unbreakable and immovable object. But now with the introduction of City Rack, you can be tension free once you lock your bicycle with this rack. There is a rounded lock attached to the pillar which can be easily fixed into your bicycle and no one can steal it so easily. This City Rack can be used in any manner for your bicycle whether you want to lock from front or middle or back. Hopefully, this concept is being introduced in New York soon.

city rack for bicycle

city rack for bicycle

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CarvX, 4 Wheels Bicycle for Extreme Off Road Experience

This new concept is going to offer a 4 wheels bicycle with extremely unique features. It is hard to believe that CarvX is a leaning bike with four wheels which can lean all the wheels with the help of steering techniques. This unique technique will surely provide new way of riding a bicycle. The frame of this bicycle is made from aluminum and has 4 independent double wishbone suspensions. Not only this, bike is equipped with 4 hydraulic disc brakes and 14 speed Rohloff hub. There is no need for much power from your side in order to achieve high speed and falling or loss of control is just impossible with CarvX.

carv bike with 4 wheels

carv bike with 4 wheels

Designer : GBO DESIGN

Bicycle Design for People with Disabilities

Bicycle designer Gavin Smith has come up with a new bicycle design that will help people with disabilities to ride the bicycle independently. Sometimes disabilities like cerebral palsy can affect the basic motor functions such as balancing which results in their inability to ride a regular bicycle. The bicycle is designed such that the supports automatically allow them to balance and operate the same effortlessly. The design also instills confidence so that they can ride the bike without any assistance. Overall this is a good effort for community development and a nice thought which is a welcome change from all those high end concept cars.

bicycle for people with disabilities

bicycle for people with disabilities

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Collapsible Bicycle Concept by Blair Hasty

The collapsible bicycle concept designed by Blair Hasty was primarily designed as a vehicle for daily transport usage. Featured in the 2004 International Bicycle Design Competition in Taiwan the concept has the pedals shifted to behind the driver so the overall weight transfers from the lower back to forearms and pelvic bone and the posture while the rider is prostrate while riding the bike. The designer has utilized the space by placing a large bag at the creating thus creating storage space for the rider. Also to add on it is collapsible and the bag comes handy then. So no need to look for parking space, take it straight to your workstation, plus it is healthier for your body by using bicycle for daily activities.

collapsible bike

collapsible bike

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Backpack Bicycle : Portable Bike, Anytime, Anywhere …

Many of us carry our hearts up our sleeve, how about your means of transport? If the design developed by Chang Ting Jen is to be seen, he has designed a cycle what we can call as the Backpack Bicycle. As per the designer, with more and more emphasis being given to the public transport system, it’s not physically possible to explore a city depending solely on such a transport system and that is where his invention comes handy. It weighs just 5.5kg and also doubles up as a hand cart whenever necessary. As per the designer the weight shall come down once the metal parts are replaced by plastics. So just think about it, you are never far away from exploring new places.

backpack bicycle

backpack bicycle

backpack bicycle

Designer : Chang Ting Jen via TheDesignBlog

Tulip Concept EV Features Modular Design to Suit Your Needs

Ognyan Bozhilov has submitted his latest personal vehicle design to Tuvie. It’s an electric personal vehicle for modern city with modular design to suit your mobility needs. You can read details explanation below.

The Tulip is not yet another electric vehicle. The way I see it’s a striving to change the idea of one’s personal mobility. I don’t think it’s enough to cope with the emissions from conventional vehicles. We have to address also the industry that is creating them and the consumer mind of modern people fueling this industry.

This is why I want to design not only a new type of vehicle, but a whole new model for the personal transportation. An object that evolves with you, something that you form an emotional connection with. Look at it as your home. You can’t buy home. You can buy a house and use it as a base to build upon. Model it and arrange it according to your taste and needs until gradually over time it becomes your home. I want to achieve this effect with a vehicle.

Designer : Ognyan Bozhilov

Tulip Concept EV Personal Transportation by Ognyan Bozhilov

Tulip Concept EV Personal Transportation by Ognyan Bozhilov

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Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners

Golden Pin Design Award has announced its best design winners for 2014, below are some great designs we would like to share with you in random order.

1. Cardiac Rehabilitation Monitor System
Taiwan Textile Research Institute In-house Design
Nova Design Co. Ltd
Taiwan

This CRM System combines elastic fabric electrodes and comfortable knit fabric to provide sternum support and monitor heart rate variability (HRV). The minimalist design of this functional monitor allows it to be comfortably and discreetly concealed under the clothes of the wearer. The system uses Bluetooth to transmit signals to an app, which allows users to independently manage their health. This CRM System has passed the required bio-compatibility (ISO10993-5, -10) and electrical safety (EN606061-1) tests, and has been granted CE safety certification.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Cardiac Rehabilitation Monitor System

Dr. Hung-Hsiang Wang – Jury Member
“The cost to make medical equipment is high because a large amount of money needs to be invested in buying patents, but once the necessary patents have been acquired, the retail prices and profits of this type of equipment are high, too. This industry is developing rapidly in Taiwan.”–

2. Espresso Urban Bike
Gearlab Co. Ltd
Taiwan

Espresso Urban Bike is designed specifically for urban living in Asian cities. The frame geometry of Gearlab’s Espresso caters to East Asian proportions, ensuring a comfortable and confident ride for Asian owners. The choice of smaller wheels with 20-inch rims means the bike accelerates faster, an essential function in the stop-and-go traffic systems typical in Asian cities. These small wheels also make the bike easier to carry in and out of tight living spaces. The bike is comfortable and has a place for bags and personal belongings, a simple locking solution, and stunning aesthetics.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Espresso Urban Bike

Dr. Hung-Hsiang Wang – Jury Member
“This bicycle is designed specifically for city dwellers and it’s the details that make the design, from the basket in the front to the small-sized wheels for convenient navigation on congested city roads. Given the high rate of bicycle theft in cities, Espresso comes with a specially designed lock as standard. This is a high-quality product with thoughtful design.”

3. FO-1103-P
Wow Energy Saving Lighting Ltd
Taiwan

Modern office lighting consumes far more energy than is actually necessary. A well designed office lighting system can provide an efficient light source for a working environment. All lights in the FO-1103 Office Series are made from aluminum, are adjustable, and are minimalist in design. The angle of the light and the color temperature can be adjusted by remote control. The FO-1103-P is a dexterous pendant light: the body of the lamp can rotate upwards to 180 degrees and downwards to 15 degrees. The lighting mode is flexible and can be adjusted to suit the usage needs of any given space. Available modes include down lighting, centralized lighting, two-directional lighting, and indirect lighting.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - FO-1103-P Energy Saving Light

Dr. Hung-Hsiang Wang – Jury Member
“The light style, luminosity, and angle of this light can be adjusted using a remote control. The FO-1103-P is a true product of the future; to install this fixture, a designer needs to work with a lighting specialist who will link it up to all the other electronic devices common in today’s home. It is a concept that fits perfectly with the IOT (Internet of Things) methodology.”

4. Here I Am Sticky Note
Miccudo
Taiwan

Here I Am turns a 2D post-it note into a 3D note through folding. The space saved in the folding process creates more writing areas and enhances the efficiency of the product. The triangle shapes are sticky on all sides, and no matter where they are used, they are easy to find. Here I Am was developed to improve working and noting efficiency.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Here I Am Sticky Note

Apex Lin, Pang-Soong – Jury Member
“This label sticker set, with its multitude of three-dimensional designs, is an updated version of the label stickers currently available on the market. It is encouraging to see that with just a little creativity and a different perspective a designer can create a new product from an old concept and successfully sell it in the marketplace.”

5. Modelshop Wooden ARToy- Panda
Evergreen International Corp.
Keith Newstead
Taiwan

The wooden model, Panda, is engaging from the moment the package is opened until the final pieces are fitted together. The toy combines humor, ingenuity, and art to bring pleasure to the senses while at the same time rewarding the maker with a feeling of accomplishment. Through innovative design practices and making use of mechanical principles, the finished Panda springs into life when a crank is turned. The automata is made from precision-cut, environmentally friendly materials and can be assembled without having to use glue or sharp tools. The latest technology is used to manufacture the curved parts from reconstituted wood. The model can be assembled by people of all ages: the process of building Panda by hand encourages patience and focus.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Modelshop Wooden ARToy- Panda

Dr. Brandon Gien – Jury Member
“These sorts of projects are just fantastic. I’m a big fan of anything that encourages children to use their creativity and their dexterity to build something, and then experience what happens after they’ve built it. The fact that it’s made from environmentally friendly materials such as wood and not plastic is nice as well. In a world where toys are traditionally made of plastic, it’s important that children get to touch and feel products like this.”

6. Smart Projector
Quanta Computer Inc.
Quanta Innovation Center
Taiwan

In a society in which “sharing on the go” has become the norm, the intelligent micro-projector is a must-have for those in the business community. The WG1P Smart Projector features wireless data transmission and can be quickly linked to mobile devices, smartphones, and tablet PCs. This pocket-sized, super lightweight, “Intelligent” micro-projector also features a high-definition projection screen complemented by a high quality built-in 2.1-channel speaker that makes for effective presentations, compelling media playing, and simple document sharing. The sleek black exterior design features delicate speaker holes and a touchpad that allows you to quickly and easily access presentation or video files.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Smart Projector

Dr. Brandon Gien – Jury Member
“We all have smartphones. We’re all recording large amounts of video and photos on our phones. To have a device that then allows us to view those images and those videos in a format that is outside of our screen is really in demand. They’ve managed to squeeze a lot of technology into a very small footprint. It’s a very intuitive little product as well. I could pick it up, switch it on, and within seconds I was operating it. There was no instruction book and the interface was in Chinese, but it was intuitive enough that I could still use it and to me that’s a sign of good design.”

7. SYL958 Loader
Sany Heavy Machinery Limited
China

The SYL958 Loader features an edgeless door cab design; a built-in, integral Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS) and Falling Object Protective Structures (FOPS) design; a visualization central electrical box; and a Parker fingertip operating system. The cab is sealed against the intrusion of dust to protect the health of the operator, and noise is reduced to a level 6 dB lower than other machines in China. A two-stage damper system with four-point suspended installation guarantees a comfortable operating experience. Daily service and maintenance points can be easily reached from the ground. The service life of key components is improved with the inclusion of an advanced technology DANA rotor type gearbox, a drive axle for heavy mining machines, and a reinforced heavy-duty vehicle body structure. An efficient fixed-variable confluence high-pressure system results in energy reductions of over 10 percent. The internally-pressurized oil tank stays cleaner for longer, resulting in a longer service life and less frequent oil changes. Recyclable materials and lead-less paint are incorporated across the machine.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - SYL958 Loader

Cai Jun – Jury Member
“Large equipment manufacturing–producing industrial products like high-speed trains and heavy-duty loading equipment–is one of the most important industries in China. China has made steady advancements in this area in recent years. Sany Heavy Machinery Limited is one of the leading manufacturers in this field. They focus on user-friendly design. The overall look and design of the product projects the unified spirit of the brand, and is an outstanding.”

8. Zenbook UX301
Asustek Computer INC.
Asus Design Center
Taiwan

The ZENBOOK™ UX301LA is a premium product in the ASUS Ultrabook™ range and combines great performance with elegant design. A unique, high performance CPU is encased in an ultra-thin, ultra-light laptop that features a Corning® Gorilla Glass Iid. The use of aluminum silicate Corning ® Gorilla Glass reduces body thickness by 14 percent, making this Zenbook lighter and thinner than its predecessors. A reduction in the use of metallic material enhances RF efficiency, and the use of fluoropolymer nanometer coating not only ensures excellent stain-resistance and anti-fingerprint capabilities, but also that surface dirt is easy to remove. ZENBOOK™ UX301LA represents the perfect combination of “mechanism, performance, and material.”

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Zenbook UX301 Notebook

Apex Lin, Pang-Soong – Jury Member
“At a time when laptop technology in Taiwan has matured, ASUS continues to innovate. This laptop features an ultra thin glass screen and the logo produces a spiral light. This high-level design was awarded a Japanese Good Design Award this year.”

AC eBike by Àlex Casabò

The AC eBike is a new concept of electric bicycle that mixes BMX and Fixie styles with a motor driven by a battery capable of providing an autonomy of up to 50km at 40km/h. The AC eBike is very light, because it uses the latest generation materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum, and incorporates LED lights both front and rear. It can be customized with a lot of colors and materials, and also connects to the mobile phone to provide data about autonomy, battery and GPS locator.

Designer : Àlex Casabò

AC eBike by Alex Casabo

AC eBike by Alex Casabo

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