American furniture company Blu Dot today release their first not furniture / home product: a bicycle. Co.Design:
For Scott Smrstick, a furniture designer who's been with Blu Dot for 10 years, the bike was a chance to imbue a more unorthodox project with the company's design sensibility. Smrstick and his collaborators first started with one of Handsome Cycles's best-selling frames, stripped of its details and accessories. Inspired by the Minneapolis cafe racer scene, they added mustache handlebars to give the bike a classic look, and a coaster brake so that no levers or cables would obscure the bar's clean lines.
Makes sense, why reinvent the wheel and start from scratch designing a bike when you have no experience in the field? Work with someone who knows what theyre doing.
Also I have a bunch of products from Blu Dot. My sofa, dining table chairs, coffee table, bed, and lounge chair are all made by Blu Dot. I occasionally post photos of my apartment on my Instagram if you care about that kind of stuff.