Modern urbanism started to look for personality through art when unique industrial bike racks were developed in order to bring something different. To see how special can be public bike racks, read our article called How to choose a bike rack.
For a decade now art is taking much space in public area, and industrial bike racks are a major victim of it. Our beloved and uniform urban bike stands are gradually becoming cooler as their colors and shapes change over time. Some of them will be treated as pieces of art like the odd cool bike rack of Smale Riverfront Park designed by David Rice, and some will just be ugly urban furniture.
But what make the difference between your neighbor’s simple bike rack and Rice’s? Designers, like in haute-couture, are the heart and soul of good looking industrial bike racks. This obvious need of real designers in the urban bike racks sector is drawing a new generation of talents.
For example, fed-up with Mr. Ford’s standardization, some young lads from Switzerland started a crowd-founded project to bring industrial bike racks to the next level of Scandinavian style design. Their idea is quite simple, for a bike holder, that simply hang your cycle in your house with no frills.
You already know it but we are urban bike racks crazies and we love oddities! So, you probably wonder what are our favorite industrial bike racks.
Firstly, it would be the SCPA Octopus made by Christian Schmidt. This steel bike stand may not be very impressive but because one of our writers is nurturing an unhealthy obsession for octopus we couldn’t forget this fishy industrial bike rack.
As an odd to health and fitness, Maya Drozdz and Michael Stouf created the Fresh Fruit steel bike rack. Located in Warsaw, it combines the perfect shape of a grape and the deep redish purple of wine. A really Frenchie, polish industrial bike rack.
To continue with our food-themed commercial bike racks, we present you the leafy Sago palms designed by Kate Demsk.
Sino Concept can manufacture you bike rack system following your directives. We accept custom design from our partners to create unique steel bike racks adapted to specific needs. Because we produce in our own factories we can follow the crafting of each piece of street furniture we make from the bike rack materials you desire to ship. To learn more about Sino Concept, feel free to visit our bike racks range.