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This baby was designed by one Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen. From baubike.dk:

The BauBike is inspired by Bauhaus design. It is constructed around the geometric shape of the square and the equilateral triangle. The design is stripped down to clean lines and raw material. The design follows a set of formal rules, limiting the geometry to straight lines in a pattern of 60 and 90 degree angles in proportions following the principle of the golden section.

[via Recyclart]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Stunmonkey

    While I think the bike looks very cool, it is pretty much entirely the antithesis of Bauhaus.

    In fact, the bike is about as anti-Bauhaus as you can get.

    If you don’t understand Bauhaus philosophy, one of the basic fundamental mantras is that of FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION.
    Square tube and 90 degree joints on a bike frame are inefficient and heavy and simply there for looks, more function following form, what they were fighting against.

    If you want to get the Bauhaus look, you have to understand the rules that cause it to have that look in the first place.

    Neat looking bike, but the Bauhaus part is just FAIL.

  • Stunmonkey

    While I think the bike looks very cool, it is pretty much entirely the antithesis of Bauhaus.

    In fact, the bike is about as anti-Bauhaus as you can get.

    If you don’t understand Bauhaus philosophy, one of the basic fundamental mantras is that of FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION.
    Square tube and 90 degree joints on a bike frame are inefficient and heavy and simply there for looks, more function following form, what they were fighting against.

    If you want to get the Bauhaus look, you have to understand the rules that cause it to have that look in the first place.

    Neat looking bike, but the Bauhaus part is just FAIL.

  • jon

    Looks a bit more like Art Deco to me.
    I like it.

  • rbean

    It looks cool, but I hope they got the steering geometry right, otherwise it won’t handle properly (the fork doesn’t have any rake, which is unusual).

    But then, maybe it’s not intended to be ridden…

  • Tomaradze

    All these squares and two round wheels? Bah.