Monday, May 4, 2015

Sleek, convenient transportation: The Sandwichbike

A flat-packed wooden bicycle delivered to your door for self assembly

Sleek, convenient transportation: The Sandwichbike

The unconventional Sandwichbike finds its form in two pieces of pressed plywood, which are connected by an array of custom-made components and a conventional single speed drivetrain.
The unconventional Sandwichbike finds its form in two pieces of pressed plywood, which are connected by an array of custom-made components and a conventional single speed drivetrain.
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First introduced as an imaginative concept by Dutch design agency Bleijh about seven years ago, the Sandwichbike has finally reached maturity.

Upon its first introduction the mostly wood, flat-packable bicycle generated quite a bit of buzz, with email and phone inquiries going to the agency on a weekly basis ever since—but it was strictly an after-hours side project taken on by some of the agency's lead designers. So, just a few short months ago, an autonomous side company was established to bring Sandwichbike to market. Powered by a passion for their product, Sandwichbike designer and engineer Ite Kingma neatly sums it up: "If you want to create something you should create with full belief and full quality."

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