objects of common interest. is a design studio with the focus in creating objects and still life installations in search of inspirational moments in materiality, process and concept.
For the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, a bikerack was designed as a playful yet functional urban object. Resembling a sliced Volkswagen Beetle, the bikerack was to be placed at random parking spots around the city to comment on the car focused mentality in contemporary Greek culture.
CarBone BikeRack designed for the city of Thessaloniki, Greece is a comment on the car driven mentality of the contemporary Greek citizen. It is meant to urge any individual living and experiencing the city towards a car-free, sustainable, and clean urban environment.
As a symbolic gesture, a special installation resembling a sliced Volkswagen Beetle is replacing a duplicate parked car that could be found along any sidewalk in the city center. The new bikerack can accommodate a large number of bicycles within the exact volume replica size. At the same time it is designed as a playful yet functional urban object.
Architect: LoT Project Team: Leonidas Trampoukis, Eleni Petaloti Owner: Andreadis Zissiadis SA Commissioner: Thessaloniki Allios Project Year: 2010