While searching for web images of furniture and lighting from the Masion & Objet show in Paris this afternoon, I happened to run across this wooden e-bike designed by Kasper De Backer. De Backer is a product design student at Howest University in Belgium, and set out to create a sporty, unisex design with rental or bike share applications in mind. Noticeably missing are the pedals, which he apparently felt were unnecessary on an electric bike (not sure I agree, but I do think that SOME sort of foot support is definitely needed). Despite the lack of pedals, I do like the overall form and the way the battery integrates into the wooden frame. Blog-EspritDesign.com (in French) has many more images of this e-bike concept, as well as a similar project by De Backer’s classmate Robrecht Lambrechts.
It’s far from a thorough list, but I also noticed a few other bike related products that will be displayed at Masion & Objet this weekend (Bookman’s bike accessories, the Ciclotte exercise bike, and fashion accessories from BikeCap to list a few). If you are in Paris this weekend and you run across anything else bike related at the show, let me know. I would love to be there to look myself, but it’s not meant to be this year.