Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
At Dwell, we love a nice bike just as much as (and sometimes more than) we adore a Bertoia chair or Bouroullec backrest—and rightly so since a well-crafted bicycle is just as much a manifestation of good design as a well-thought-out piece of furniture. Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe joined Rob Forbes this past week for the launch of Public Bikes at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York and we've got our eye on a new exhibit at the city's Museum of Art and Design: Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle. The show, which opened May 11, shines the spotlight on the work of six bicycle designers from around the world to highlight the craftsmanship and artistic talent of the people who build these functional forms. Watch our slideshow of images from the exhibit or, if you're in New York, pedal down to the museum to catch the show, which is on display through August 15, 2010.
@current / @total
- If you’re in the Los Angeles area for the holiday weekend, catch the tail end of the A.
- Tonight, celebrate Earth Day with a discussion of water management at the Museum of the City of New York and catch Quicktake and Contemplating the Void before they close at the Cooper-Hewitt,…
- Shinola, a new brand promoting domestic manufacturing, aims to bring cottage industry back to the factory spaces of Detroit.
- Of the iconic women designers working in the mid-20th century, the two most often recognized—and adored—are Ray Eames and Lucienne Day (the female halves of two of the best-known creative…
- Though he's often lumped in as one of Joseph's Eichler's gang—and we certainly love what Eichler did for the modern tract home—architect A. Quincy Jones is a mid-century lion in his own right.
- A. Quincy Jones was a mid-century modernist whose architecture knew no bounds.
- Since it opened in New York City in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has captivated the world--and its imagination.
- On October 10, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento—the art museum of my boyhood, I should note—will repoen both it's 1871-built gallery space, the old Crocker mansion, and a new…