Lori Zimmer

Keha3's Flexible Bike Racks Evoke Fields of Grass and Flowers

by , 07/26/11

green design, eco design, sustainable design, bike rack, Keha3, Tulip Fun Fun, Grazz, flexible bike rack, bike safety, Estonia

We love that more and more people are using green transportation to get around, and design studios are reacting positively to the trend by giving bicyclists a way to keep cycles safe while also looking great on the streets. Margus Triibman, of Estonian design studio Keha3s, recently developed two bike rack designs that are versatile, flexible and fun. Dubbed the ‘Tulip Fun Fun’ and ‘Grazz’ these crafty racks are made from stretchable and bendy elastic to accomodate bikes of all sizes, all while paying tribute to nature all around us.

green design, eco design, sustainable design, bike rack, Keha3, Tulip Fun Fun, Grazz, flexible bike rack, bike safety, Estonia

The Grazz rack is like a giant durable and flexible blade of grass. Made from plastic covered metal cables, bikes cords, chains and locks can be fed through steel loops at the top of each blade. The moveable blade allows for multiple bikes to be locked up, and the soft plastic protects the bikes from scratches and scrapes.

Evoking a red flower, the Tulip Fun Fun rack is a loop made from the same flexible elastic material. Like the Grazz, the Tulip is flexible, and allows the user to lock their bike up in any direction. The soft bend of the loop also allows for bikes of varying sizes to be locked together.

Both the Tulip and the Grazz racks can either be bolted to the ground, or cast in concrete. They can be installed alone or in groups. A line of both racks can also create an artificial barrier and even evoke a grass field dotted with red tulips – a splash of faux nature for the urban environment!

+ Keha3

Via Design Boom

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2 Comments

  1. Charlie Inukai January 24, 2013 at 12:53 am

    I’m interesting at your bike rack and yougive me some catarogue and price lists please.

  2. sashaki July 26, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Am I missing something, or is there nothing here about whether the elastic is actually resistant to having something cut through it??

    That is, is this bike rack actually SECURE?

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