25 May '13, 2pm

Bike Nutters, Rejoice! Your King is Back With the Beachtrike!

Bike Nutters, Rejoice! Your King is Back With the Beachtrike!

The Beachtrike was initially designed for the Belgian coast town Knokke-Heist. This area of the Baltic coast can boast with rambling open beaches and pristine dunes. But despite this beautiful landscape most people seem to prefer the crowded sections just across the boulevard with their batteries of canopied beach chairs. The conveniences of rentable beach furniture, cafés, restaurants and short walking distances seem to overweight the allure of a real nature experience. To encounter this contradiction, I designed the pedal-powered Beachtrike for Two as a tool for people to get off the beaten path and explore the beach independently. The design features two reclining beach chairs, a folding draught shield that doubles as sunshade and storage nets for a day’s need of gear and provisions. Strolling along the beach this way will be a relaxing, active and fun experience and a ...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2013/05/25/bike-nutters-rejoice-your-king...

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