You've seen it in the window of Design Within Reach, or cutting through traffic down Broadway; but now you can take a very different look at the iconic, folding Strida bike.
Mark Sanders, who designed the Strida while he was an Industrial Design Engineering student at London's RCA 25 years ago, has now uploaded his original graduate thesis presenting the original bike. (He's even uploaded his business plan!)
In the presentation, Sanders lets on where some of his inspiration came from:
When folded, the bike can be pushed along on its wheels, which come together to form a long thin package. This folded form was chosen after seeing folding baby-buggies in use, as these fold into long, thin package with wheels at one end, and are used in exactly the same way as the bike (put in car boots, taken into shops, etc.) The baby buggy is one of the most successful folding products.