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Cycling with Design: Seoul Style

Cycling with Design: Seoul Style

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. 

‘sunn beam’ by Garrett Belmont, USA

‘folche bike’ by Dae yeol Lee + Seung-hyun, Korea.

‘ivy’ by Sono Mocci, Italy

Photo's from designboom.