A household stand for STRiDA folding bikes
As part of an internship at Cyclehoop, I worked with the product design team to design a household bike stand for STRiDA folding bikes. Aesthetically, the stand had to represent and embody the look and form of STRiDA bikes. These bikes were atypical in that they did not collapse or fold using folding hinges like most mechanisms. Instead, the bike swings in on itself, folding into a vertical form which minimises the area of contact between it and the ground surface. Because of its folding mechanism, the bike must either lean on hang for support.
Inspiration came from household furniture and objects that would typically hang or support leaning objects like: coat stands, hooks, umbrella stands and guitar stands. The designs had to tie in Cyclehoop’s product aesthetic, functional structural support for the bike and desirable aspects and of household furniture.
The finished design incorporated several design elements. The stand was made from a single sheet of 4 mm thick steel and formed to resemble the open triangular structure of the STRiDA bike.