Fancy cycling your way through the supermarket on a bike that, how convenient, doubles as a shopping trolley? The ‘shopping bike’ by Arnaud Zill from Switzerland is just one of the 190 shortlisted entries in the Seoul Cycle Design Competition, a collaborative effort between the Seoul Design Foundation and designboom. The competition featured a 'Cycling with Design: Seoul Style' theme and was divided into three categories: cycle design, cycle fashion & accessories design.
The primary goal of the competition was to help build a design oriented city that focuses on its people, as part of Seoul's city-wide effort at improving its design brand and image.
The grand winning entry was ‘bike 2.0’ by Italy's Nils Sveje + Design: Inoda Sveje design studio + Technology: IPU Produktudvikling. The bike is packed with cool features, including a generator and wires instead of a chain, which, the designers says, means you“…will never get oily pants or fingers from the chain again.”
In total, 3078 designers from 88 different countries entered the competition.
A few of our favourites are below and you can check out the rest of the adept and slick designs by visiting designboom’s website here.
Photo's from designboom.