Month: March 2012

16th IBDC Taipei Cycle 2012 Models on Display 2 – Surf, Visionair, Basket Bike, Spotlight

SURF The designers, Zhong-Fa Lie and Yoori Koo have livening up “dreary” city life  in mind with their Surf. The convertible boards at the back can be rotated rearwards and down to the ground. A passenger can stand on the back and be towed along. Or items can be transported, probably a lot heavier than a …

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16th IBDC Taipei Cycle 2012: Silver and Bronze Awards; Other working prototypes

The 19 finalists in this year’s field. In a corner of the 4th floor display area, this year largely given over to the inaugural d&i awards, was a version of the 2011 Gold award winner, Marco Mainardi’s Aria. This year’s Gold award winner, Larry Chen’s Velocity was something more likely to appeal to a wider target …

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16th International Bicycle Design Competition Winner –The Velocity, Taipei Cycle 2012

An interesting mix of finalists from the 839 entries for the 16th IBDC. 19 designs were selected for a share of the awards: Merit, Excelllent, and  Silver and Gold. Offering quite a contrast to last year’s IBDC winning entry, Larry Chen’s Velocity took out the number one spot and the Gold Award. This is an electric assisted …

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