I love a good hack, and the recent IKEA Draisienne kids bike by Andreas Bhend and Samuel N. Bernier (and Gillis Lundgren) is simply brilliant. Born out of a Core77 dare, the collaboration required a bit of logistic resolution in order to execute the plan (the designers live in different cities). But the result is a sweet bike born from a simple, unassuming wooden stool.
“Andreas is a student in the east of Switzerland while I work full time for le FabShop, a 3D printing startup in Paris (France)” says Bernier via the detailed ‘how-to’ pictorial posted to the Instructables site. “We didn’t know each other, but were motivated by the project. Andreas took the train to Paris where we spent two days and a half doing this.”
The result is a two-wheeled push-cycle that incorporates both a small number of 3D printed parts (available at leFabShop for those without a printer) and almost all the components of an IKEA Frosta stool. In true DIY fashion Bernier suggests, “You can also build and custom your own parts! They don’t even have to be orange by the way.”
Still winter in your parts? Check out the Frosta stool sled from the same collaboration.
+ 3D Printed Parts at le FabShop