According to founder Arendt van Deyk, VANDEYK Contemporary Cycles is a collaboration of renowned creative professionals dedicated to a simple mission: “designing and building the most ravishingly beautiful bicycles – and not compromising along the way. Ever.” Bicycles are van Deyk’s passion, and that is his reason for starting the new company, which he refers to as “a ‘soulproject’ with the ambition for joy and perfection for all of us – instead of just being a mere business-focused venture.” The collections of handcrafted VANDEYK bikes will be strictly limited-edition, with only 25 of each produced. Nightstream, pictured here, is the first collection, but look for more to follow.
In addition to being a former bike racer, van Deyk has 12 years of experience working in creative fields (he is currently head of international Digital Brand Communication for a major German premium car manufacturer). The diverse team that he has assembled for the new brand has backgrounds in design, frame building, photography, and writing. The group’s creative energy shows in the first bike, which you can see a few nice shots of here. Check out the website for more pictures and information as well.