International Bicycle Design Competition

15th IBDC “Excellent” and “Merit” Award Winners – Taipei International Cycle Show 2011

The 3rd photo gallery covering Day 3 and 4 of the show is now available for viewing on my Flickr account. There’s a lot of video clips that were taken alongside the stills. They’ll be put together into a short movie giving a sense of the show as a whole when, as always, time permits. Also …

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15th International Bicycle Design Competition Winners and Awards – Taipei Cycle

A few hours ago the award ceremony for the winners of the 15th IBDC took place. (WordPress is being really difficult so the photos and texts might display untidily). All fine now. The Gold Award went to Marco Mainardi’s Aria for which he received € 12,500. There is a lot to discuss about this. It will have …

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15th International Bicycle Design Competition and Principles of Design

Well here we are at the end of 2010 with production in Taiwan’s bicycle component production in absolute overdrive for the 2011 model year. Holiday time is still some way off since everyone is racing to meet deadlines before Chinese New Year which will fall on Wednesday February 3. This marks the start of an …

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Bicycle Design Evolution – Irrelevant Designs and Wacky, Batty, Improbable Outliers

Mommus made a comment in relation to my most recent post. The post tossed up some ideas concerning connections between (scientific) knowledge and the real world (applications). I will use the comment as a way to try and take the issue further, or at least in a bit of a different direction. Although Alexander’s comment brings things …

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Five Reasons You Should Attend Taipei International Cycle Show 2011

Or Taipei Cycle 2011 as the abbreviation will go. March 16-19 in the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall (TWTC Nangang). It will also feature the 15th International Bicycle Design Competition. It seems that each year as soon as it’s over you start orienting yourself towards the coming year’s program. Applications opened a few days ago …

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