Milou Bergs' Bike Storage Design is Hidden in Plain Sight

 - Nov 7, 2017
References: miloubergs & dezeen
With a form that follows its function, bike racks can often stand out as an eyesore in most urban settings, which is why designer Milou Bergs created a design-focused public bike storage alternative, which better assimilates the design into city spaces.

Serving as "functional street furniture," these bike racks are hidden in plain sight, until needed. Fixed into the ground, these racks feature a pop-up mechanism that lays flat when not in use. These redesigned racks eliminate the visual noise created by the traditional design, offering a functional storage alternative that's unobtrusive yet equally useful.

The attractive bike racks represent the relationship between subtle design and urban planning, which accommodates the needs of inhabitants, while remaining aesthetically pleasing.