Design Chat: August 8, 2013
Every month or so, the firm at which I work hosts a lunchtime event with our architect firm friends down the street. We call it Design Chat, and it brings together nearly a dozen design-minded individuals with a passion for aesthetics, sustainability and progress.
As we haven’t really done one of these in a while, we revisited an old theme: Good Design.
Items presented have included everything from graphic design to architecture and product design to industrial design. I chose the bicycle, and the following is what I presented, in blog form with minimal words.
Convert ENERGY into MOBILITY
It is more efficient than any other method of travel–including walking!
A bicycle can be up to 5 times more efficient than walking.”
(Source: The Physics of Cycling.)
The Project: 1972 (or 1974) Schwinn Varsity
Growing the Revolution: Mission Bicycle
What They Do
• Make lightweight hand-made cycles.
• Custom built to order, one at a time.
• Built for city riding.
PRAISE the LIGHT
A Different Revolution: Revolights
I am fascinated with this product and would love to install it on one of my future cycles.