May 10, 2017
Dexigner: tokyobike x Calico Wallpaper / Everything Elevated / Joe Doucet
tokyobike has collaborated with three leading designers – Everything Elevated, Nick and Rachel Cope of Calico Wallpaper, and Joe Doucet – on three limited-edition bicycles. Each designer has created a distinct take on tokyobike, reflecting the respective designer’s approach and aesthetic and resulting in one-of-a-kind modes of transport.
Nick and Rachel Cope, the husband and wife co-founders of Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper, bring their award-winning design approach to tokyobikes. Using the same methods that have garnered a place in the Cooper Hewitt’s Wallcoverings collection and an Architizer A+ Award, the Copes translated Calico Wallpaper’s signature Aurora Wallpaper onto a tokyobike, elevating the piece into an art form.
The unique ombre finish reflects the endless variation in the cycle of dawn and dusk. The elegant components chosen for this special frame are reminiscent of French porteur bikes of the 1930s-bicycles that were comfortable and utilitarian, meant to be ridden all day.