Elliot Chang

Laser-Cut Koi Bike Rack Offers a Stylish New Way to Keep Bicycles Safe in Philly

by , 04/07/14

Jibe Design, bike rack, Koi, green transportation, reader submitted content, green design, sustainable design, design for bicycles, bike security, bike rack design, cool bike racks

Jibe Design won a bike rack competition with Koi – a futuristic new design that will be installed at the base of a downtown high-rise in Philadelphia. Based on a Japanese textile and the lazy fluidity of koi in a pond, the bike rack’s sides are laser cut of stainless steel. The doubled and separated side-plates painted white inside create a changing moiré effect as the viewer moves around the rack. Internal lighting alternates between a cool stable white beam and delicately flickering shades of blue — recalling reflections through water. The lighting bling deters thieves and gives bikes a deservedly glamorous hitch.

+ Jibe Design

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1 Comment

  1. Londonlime April 8, 2014 at 5:20 am

    very very beautiful!

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