Ditching the car for a bicycle is a great way to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and get a little exercise, but how sustainable is that bike you’re riding?
Bangkok-based Dots Design Studio (via Design Father) created a bicycle made from nature’s own lightweight material: wood. Recently showcased at Milan Design Week, the PLYbike is made from sandwiched pieces of wood veneer.
The bike features a Brooks seat and copper-plated parts that should develop a nice patina after a few rides in the rain. Buyers can choose between Bull Horn and Vintage-style handlebars, made from layered oak, teak, and walnut.
Unfortunately, this bike may actually be too nice ride. Leave it chained up outside your apartment, and someone might steal it just to admire the craftsmanship of the wooden frame and delicately curving handlebars. All they’d need is a saw.
Dots Design Studio is a full-service design firm, integrating designers and product and marketing specialists to give a broader view on a given project.