Design week in New York took place last month. Like the bigger annual design gathering in Milan, New York’s design week is made up of many events that are centered around a furniture show, ICFF. I love this show and last year the dates coincided with the New York Bicycle Film Festival, which worked out pretty well for me. I didn’t make it to New York this May, so yesterday I spent some time looking at pictures from the show on the Core 77 website.
A couple of bike related images caught my attention among the many pictures of home furnishings. The Team Aolos Cyclicar was one of many products from Italy displayed in New York. The Aolos website shows a picture of a race with a bunch of these pedal cars. Looks like fun. I wonder how fast they go? Does anyone know if this type of racing popular in Italy? I would love to hear more about it from someone who has seen Cyclicar racing in action.
The Cycloc by Andrew Lang was another bike related product at the show. This wall mounted storage rack is made out of plastic and holds the bike by its top tube. I like the fact that the tube is held top and bottom. You can even lock the bike to the rack with a cable lock if necessary. Not long ago, my road bike was knocked off of its wooden wall rack during a game of chase (maybe I shouldn’t encourage the kids to run in the house, but even I get a bit antsy on rainy days). The bike was OK, but it still makes me a bit nervous to watch all that aluminum and carbon hit the floor. With the Cycloc design, the bike probably would have stayed put.
photo from Core 77