Industrial designer by trade, Andrew Lang's passion for cycling led to creating an elegant bike rack for the inner-city dweller who's fancy bike is too nice to leave in the buildings locker room but doesn't want their carefully curated apartment of design classics to look like a suburban garage. It gets better this year as Andrew will launch the next generation of the cycloc allowing bikes to be stored vertically as well as horizontal. He's also launching Frame, a decorative interior piece seen earlier this year at the ICFF in it's prototype form.
We caught up with Andrew on his return to London from Lille in France :
What are you presenting at this year's show?Cycloc - cycle storage with a twist!
It is great that this design is continuing to enthral - we will shortly be launching a version that can hold road and mountain bikes vertically and horizontally. Surprisingly the Cycloc has been a real hit with folding bike owners who hang their bikes vertically by the seat post. We should have a couple of new colours on the stand this year - pink and yellow!
Frame - feature lighting
Frame is a subtle but visually powerful feature light providing a small piece of theatre within an interior - ideal for commercial and domestic applications. The light can be used to frame space or to display items such as flowers - which take on a holographic likeness as all shadows are removed.
Nod - bedside light
A simple illuminated unit with integrated storage for a book and charging for iPods and mobile phones - ideal for the bedside.
What are you most excited to check out at the festival?
Taking a break from the design circus and checking out the Freewheel Mass Cycle Ride on Sunday 23 between St. James Park and Clapham Common - it is going to be bigger that Critical Mass and a truly refreshing site!
What's your best insider tip for visitors during their stay?
For good vegetarian food and live music away from the usual East end haunts head to Camden - the 'Green Note' on Parkway is a small chilled café bar with a good veggie menu and eclectic live music in the back room.
100% Design - Design Nation Stand H39
Earls Court London
20-23 September, 2007
Thur. 10-9, Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-6