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Although the dandy horse is much slower than a regular bicycle, the easy-to-use vehicle is perfect for exploring the Departmental Domaine of Chamarande’s 98-hectare public garden. The low height of the pedal-less dandy horse could also make it suitable for use by the elderly and those with physical or mental disabilities. To give the dandy horse a more user-friendly appearance, Noir Vif crafted the object out of plywood and added features like a leather-wrapped saddle, wide handlebars, and a basket.

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The monobloc plywood frame was created using an industrial high-pressure wood molding process. As part of the Domaine’s commitment to sustainable development, the dandy horse is built from maple wood sourced from sustainably managed French forests. All parts that make up the dandy horse were made in France.

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