Thomas Walde, the Swiss industrial designer and co-founder of the Postfossil design collective has recently created this multifunctional bike stand-cum-shelving unit for the aforementioned Zurich-based brand. ‘Shoes, Books and a Bike’, which can also double as a room divider in an open-plan living space or a studio, is made of three simple materials such as pine frame, coconut fibre and steel screws.
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‘Cycling is again enjoying increasing popularity in European cities. With a level of efficiency of about 95%, the bicycle is the most ecological way of getting around there is. The Shoes, Books and a Bike stand puts the wonder machine on a platform, frames the bicycle and gives it a deserved place of honour in the apartment. Like a trophy in a glass jar, the bicycle represents sporting activity, balance and health. The stand itself is constructed of the simplest of materials making it affordable for the tight budget.’