The creator of the Bike chair is influenced by the precision design and production of sporting equipment––specifically here, of bicycles. Looking to the efficiency and ergonomic quality of a bicycle seat, Monica Förster and her team carefully crafted a beautiful piece of furniture from the same materials.
A tubular metal frame is fused together much as the components of a two-wheeler would be; then it is covered in a tough leather, stitched together to fit the structure snugly. The seams are left to be visible to indicate the detailed handiwork behind the Bike chair.
This product would appeal to consumers who love modernism, minimalism, and the beauty in utilitarian objects. The Bike chair is an example of how designers are gaining inspiration from other types of products in order to fine-tune their own creations.