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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