The University of Washington Design Show 2009, showcasing the work of graduating BFA, BA and MFA students, opens today at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington School of Art. Exhibited projects include: Cykel, a bike and stand designed for a bike-share system, by Brian McAllister; and the Storage Sleeping Bag, which holds insulation and other necessities, by Michelle Lavasseur. Picture above are Eli Stillson's Trapster car and McAllister's Cykel.
More after the jump.
UW Design Show 2009
Jacob Lawrence Gallery
University of Washington School of Art
Cykel by Brian McAllister
"This bike is designed to be used in a bike share system. These systems are more common in Europe, but are starting to show up in some U.S. cities such as D.C. This system would use an electric assist bike to extend range capabilities and be more conducive to cities like Seattle and San Fransisco."
Aerolock by Ben Guthrie
"While a conventional bike lock is useless and sometimes a hassle while riding your bike, the aerolock is useful while you are on and off your bike, enhancing the entire journey. During the ride, it may be used as an aerobar system with optional brake levers. After the ride, it becomes the bike lock, detaching and functioning like a typical u-lock."
Storage Sleeping Bag by Michelle Lavasseur
"The assignment was to come up with a design that fit into an existing system or streamlined it. This is a sleeping bag where segments of the "blanket" are pockets in which the user can place personal possessions or insulation that's handy. It folds and ties up into a backpack."