Tour du Monde

Bicycle Stories at MAK Vienna
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

In conjunction with the Vienna Bicycle Year, the city's Museum of Applied Arts now presents 50 iconic bicycles from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The rarities exhibited celebrate the renaissance of the bike and give an outlook on where bicycle design is heading to.

Tour du Monde witnesses the quality and diversity of the design-related thought that has shaped this classic mode of transportation ever since. Examples from the renowned collection of Viennese architect Michael Embacher will guide visitors on a journey through the history of the bicycle as a cult object. At the same time, the bicycle’s successively transformed technology and shaping allow one to trace back the recent history of innovation and design.

Michael Embacher's collection, established in 2003, includes over 210 standard production models, one-of-a-kind creations, and curiosities ranging from children’s bikes to athletic and leisure bikes, utility bikes and folding models. These masterpieces of design and engineering, which are normally housed in a Viennese attic and not accessible to the public, serve Michael Embacher both as sources of inspiration and as objects of daily use. Embacher has now developed an installation for these vehicles’ public presentation in the MAK exhibition hall.

Velo and Velo–2nd Gear are available at MAK's museum shop.

 

Photo: © MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen

Velo

Bicycle Culture and Design
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
A striking visual journey into the multifaceted world of cycling.
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Velo—2nd Gear

Bicycle Culture and Style
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013
I bike, therefore I am.
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The Life of Cycle

Urban Cyclists in Berlin
Posted by Angie—04/2013

Beyond the messenger and fixed-gear scenes, contemporary bicycle culture is more fashionable, diverse, and alive than ever before. According to Dustin Nordhus of Berlin’s Cicli Berlinetta, “people who live in a big city are becoming aware that it’s nicer to have a beautiful bicycle than a car.” Gestalten.tv talks to Dustin as well as bike enthusiast Anna Valtonen from Pelago Bicycles, who are featured in Velo–2nd Gear.

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Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

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Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Barley & Hops—The Craft Beer Book

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Posted by Angie—09/2014

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Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

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