July 8, 2011

Wooden Bike Rack Finds New Purpose for Comb Design

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As an artist, I am always intrigued by unique design that repurposes traditional shapes. The wooden comb/bike rack is very interesting and certainly would attract attention in any community. Treehugger reports:

According to The Roanoke Times, Roanoke was designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists last year. To commemorate this the city's public art program commissioned a number of custom-designed bike racks, one of which was this 400-pound rack, "handcrafted out of Mangaris using full mortise and tenon construction, while the hair is made from powder coated steel."

The giant wooden comb bike rack reminds me of the work of Claes Oldenburg, only with a utilitarian spin. 

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Posted by Jennifer Lance at July 8, 2011 3:03 AM

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