Bamboo Bicycle Club's own Autumn Yard Design Collective is hoping to pioneer the "Bike of the Future" with it's live 3D printing demonstration taking place at Design Museum London.Brought together by their shared passion for sustainable design, technology and education, the Autumn Yard Collective's goal is to pioneer an open source, wholly customizable bike that can be printed in your own home. The 'Future Bike' will be built and tested live for the first time on Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th 2016 in the foyer of The Design Museum in London.
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The concept originated during a conversation about the future of cycling between James Marr, Founder of Bamboo Bicycle Club and Design Museum's Cycle Revolution curator, Donna Loveday. Both agreed that customisation, local production and 3D printing would play major roles in the future of bicycle design.
Working with Oxford Brookes University, Bamboo Bicycle Club have been pushing the boundaries of 3D printing technology to radically improve custom bicycle design. Against the backdrop of the Design Museum's Cycle Revolution Exhibition, this free, live event will showcase the results of this collaboration, providing a glimpse into the bicycle workshop of the future.
The collective is working closely with architectural students from the University of East London to develop and pre-fabricate the installation on campus, within a few miles of the Design Museum. The design of the installation takes reference from the Future Bike, using 3D printed components and UK sourced bamboo.
"We look forward to a future where good design embraces a harmony of new technologies, sustainable materials and traditional techniques. We feel the best way to communicate this message to the designers of tomorrow, is through a far-reaching venue like the Design Museum, working in collaboration with key educational partners." —Steph Chadwick, Studio Bark
The Design Collective includes: Bamboo Bicycle Club, Grand Design featured architects Studio Bark, design and art studios Our Place and Utile and independent film production company Greatcoat Films, with help from A Marr + Associates PR; all members of the collective are residents of Autumn Yard Studios in East London's Hackney Wick.
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