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Tenacious Timber Rides

Jan Gunneweg Developed a Wooden Bike Strong Enough to Travel Anywhere

— October 6, 2011 — Autos
The Amsterdam-based industrial designer Jan Gunneweg has two passions, design and wood, which he wonderfully combines in his impressive creations. One of them is the wooden-framed bicycle, which according to him, is one smooth, chic ride. Although this is not his first wooden bike, this is certainly an improvement from his previous ones.

What is amazing about his latest design is that pretty much everything is made out of solid walnut wood: the spoke, the seat, the handles and frame. It's so well-manufactured that it's difficult to notice the necessary metal additions. Visually, the bike is astonishingly beautiful thanks to its gorgeous color and ergonomic design. This eco-friendly ride will sure attract great deal of attention when it becomes on sale later this month.

Jan Gunneweg is a wood fanatic, and some of his other creations include sunglasses, wheelchairs, poker tables and furniture.
Trend Themes
1. Wooden-framed Bicycles - Opportunity for creating innovative, sustainable transportation options using wood as a building material.
2. Eco-friendly Design - Potential to capitalize on growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products in various industries.
3. Integration of Wood in Industrial Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity for incorporating wood as a key material in diverse product categories.
Industry Implications
1. Transportation - Unlocking potential for wood-based bicycles, scooters, and other sustainable modes of transportation.
2. Fashion - Exploring wood as a material for jewelry, accessories, and sustainable fashion garments.
3. Furniture - Incorporating wood into furniture design to create unique and environmentally friendly pieces.
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