15 Amazing Bicycles For The Future of Seoul

15 Amazing Bicycles For The Future of Seoul

Seoul is one city that is conscious of the fact that we need to ride more bicycles and loosen up the traffic congestion. To advocate their intent Seoul Design Fair hosted the Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010, where entries from around the world we welcomed. The mission was to provide a cycle for the city dweller, so that he can adopt cycling into his daily routine and lead a healthy lifestyle. The city on its part, promises to provide all the infrastructure needed to promote it. Let’s take a look at main features of 15 of the best entries in random order!

0 Designers: Various

Row Your Landlubbing Cart

Row Your Landlubbing Cart

Made for adults as well as children, this is the row-tastic exercise tool, similar to a city bike, where you’re able to rent, ride, and return without worry. Intended for low traffic areas, woodlands, beach, park and residential areas. Great for all sorts of forms of golf, row your way into the future of exercise and shared vehicle usage. It’s called the “RowRay,” and it’s made to sit at the back and row with your arms. This vehicle’s stripped down to the bare essentials so that you can use it, or carry it over a river if you’re on the Oregon trail, or row REALLY FAST if you’re in a RowRay race.

0 Designer: Troels Øhman

Emotional Backpack For Cyclists, What Fun!

Emotional Backpack For Cyclists, What Fun!

Here is a totally cool backpack that goes by the name of SEIL Bag. It’s a backpack meant for cyclists and features an LED Display (flexible PCB) on its face. The bag is designed to work in two modes: Driving Mode and Emotion Mode. In the Driving Mode it shows left and right turn signals for the rider, which is controlled via a detachable controller. This makes it easy for the following traffic to know the riders intent. The cool-quotient is upped with the Emotion Mode; here you can display a variety of emoticons, just for the heck of it.

0 Designers: Lee Myung Su, Park Geun Wan & Park Okhee for Leemyungsu Designlab

Courier Delivery Special

Courier Delivery Special

Question: what does a courier delivery guy need for short-distance deliveries? Answer: an easy transport system that will carry his load of parcels and letters, park in a jiffy and be a steady companion. A City Jumper! This is a bike with a front storage box, 24-inch rear wheel, GPRS navigation frame and oodles of style! Since the front box does not rotate with the handlebars, it is easy to maneuver the bike. And for better stability of the bicycle body when parking, the kickstand has been moved towards the front.

0 Designer: Tiancheng Luo

Fold Up Plastic City Bike

Fold Up Plastic City Bike

Bike maestro designer Omer Sagiv has another treat for us all. This one goes by the name “ReCycle Me” and is a fold-up plastic city bike. Created using only recycleable moulded plastic, its potential impact on the environment is minimal. It features a single gear system for all you new-age bikers and those with no money for maintenance and a dynamo for powering the lights. Then using the full advantage of injection moulding technology, the bike has front, rear, and inbuilt seat suspensions.

0 Designer: Omer Sagiv

Two Wheels for Babies and Breads

Two Wheels for Babies and Breads

Take a look at this bike which sets its sights on the future, one with real competitors to the automobile that sucks the life from the earth every day and night. This is the “Urban Arrow,” a transport bike with electric pedal assistance, aluminum frame, and a box made ofsuper light EPP-material. It’s green, they say it’ll be affordable, it’s comfortable, it’s light enough to lift, and aesthetically, it’s super fresh.

0 Designer: Urban Arrow

Swiss and Unmanned

Swiss and Unmanned

That’s what these helicopters certainly are. Swiss! That means they’re going to be white, red, and black, and no other color, ever! Very pretty, very fantastically sleek. The helicopters in this post are both unmanned and are both designed by Swiss UAV – aka Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Made in Switzerland. The KOAX X-240 & The unmanned helicopter NEO S-300 will blow your sox off in a whiff of white airflow, right in your face.

0 Designer: Swiss UAV

One to Four Seater

One to Four Seater

The following car aims to do the following things, all at once: provide a new luxury experience and a new way of driving. Be a family car OR a personal car at any given time. Be a smart solution for the everyday tasks of the owner. Be a space for relaxation – a part of people’s living space. This is the “Volkswagen Inside.” A new luxury concept for Volkswagen, by designer Mate Bartha. A transformable luxury electric car, customizable for 4 person, 2 person, or 1 person use in seconds.

0 Designer: Mate Bartha

Scootin' High Again

Scootin’ High Again

There was an insane scooter craze a few years back. Everybody and their pal had a scooter, and they were scooting everywhere from the front driveway to the mall parking lot. The population of the USA scooted so much and so hard that the craze never went away. It’s not quite as huge a craze as it once was, but it’s still wild. It might just go bonkers once more when the “X-Scooter” is released unto the population. Why, you might ask? Because it has not just the standard two wheels and a handlebar, nay! It has three.

0 Designer: Boaz Lazar

Stand Up Wheelchair

Stand Up Wheelchair

This post is about a wheelchair project which allows the user to stand up easily. “The Leeding E.D.G.E” also features easy drive handles with different gearing options to promote accessibility and combat shoulder injury generally caused by traditional wheeling techniques. Designer Time Leeding proposes this wheelchair alleviates pressure sores and makes moves toward closing social boundaries which “inhibit the lives of the disabled day to day.”

0 Designer: Tim Leeding

One Person Camper APE

One Person Camper APE

Do you know about the Piaggio APE 50? It’s the cutest little three wheeled vehicle you’ll ever set your eyes on. Do you love camping? How about totally on your own? How about camping totally on your own inside an APE? The project you’re about to set your eyes on is called the “Bufalino,” and it’s a one-person camper using the APE 50 as its platform. Made for absolute flexibility, the Bufalino contains all the elements needed for living. Only the engine, frame, chasis, and parts of the cab were kept perfectly APE.

0 Designer: Cornelius Comanns

A Purple Suit Turned Auto

A Purple Suit Turned Auto

Have you ever ever ever in your long long life heard of “De Tomaso” car manufacturing company? They’ve done well, almost went into liquidation a few years ago, and are now back in business. And you know who wants to be on their team? Designer Frederik Tjellsesen. And he’s done one heck of a job creating a concept to catch their eye. Tjellsesen’s created a four-door sports car by the name of “Ghepardo,” accenting the fabulously modern gray with a smooth, sensual purple.

0 Designer: Frederik Tjellesen

On Yacht's Wings

On Yacht’s Wings

Soaring through the water with the greatest of ease! This boat right here is the “Eagle Yacht.” Designed by Darko Markovic who has a really rad AKA: Dar-Mar! He’s made this yacht to be a powerboat with a definitive set of fine sport vehicle features. Aggressive power in the engine, light, high speed water ride, luxury interior and out, what more could you want? I want it to be covered in impossibly bright LED lights, but that’s neither here nor there. Let’s talk about this falcon of the sea.

0 Designer: Darko Markovic