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Student Merges Metal & Traditional Woodwork

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Japanese student and bicycle enthusiast Hiroto has merged traditional Japanese craftwork with bicycle-making to create what he calls a "wa-modern" bicycle. Borrowing both the technique and naming of Japan’s traditional wooden latticework, Hiroto built his bicycle from scratch and it’s part of his graduating senior thesis exhibition. A detachable wooden window frame serves as a visual anchor, whose geometric form remains consistent throughout the entire bike. A lush, metallic frame, reminiscent of lacquerware, balances the wood nicely.

Head over to Spoon & Tamago via the link below to learn more about this amazing custom bike and how you can see more of them at the Tokyo College of Cycle Design's annual showing.

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