Today’s cyclists are seeking increasingly custom-made bicycles as reflections of their personalities – whether a Danish-style cargo bike, a recumbent, a cyclocross trainer or a randonneur. Often working in tiny studios and workshops in hidden parts of our cities, the master craftsmen featured in these pages produce pieces that are highly personal and sought after and rarely seen. The alphabetically presented selection, a richly illustrated guide to 88 of the most creative bicycle makers working today, includes established names such as Achielle, Cielo Cycles and Corima and new kids on the block such as Art & Industry, Bondi Beach Cruisers and Foffa, as well as product designers (Torkel Dohmers, Marc Newson). Will appeal to cyclists, design aficionados, and anyone with an interest in the handcrafted and bespoke. A rich visual mix reflecting the wide spectrum of techniques, innovations and refinement that will appeal to designers of all stripes, inventors of all persuasions and craftspeople of all generations.
About the Author
Will Jones is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design; his articles have appeared in the RIBA Journal, Financial Times and Blueprint. He is also the author of Architects’ Sketchbooks and Unbuilt Masterworks, both published by Thames & Hudson.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 20.0 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.34