5 Jun 2011

Richard Sapper

Richard Sapper (born 1932 in Munich) is a German industrial designer located in Milan, Italy. He has received numerous international design awards, including 10 prestigious Compasso d'Oro industrial design awards, the first being in 1959, and 15 of his products are in New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) permanent collection
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BMW Zoombike Prototype. Germany, 1989

Sure there's a similarities between his iconin Tizio-lamp and the bike above.

Commuter folder bike study from BMW with alumiunum framework. All integrated systems like 3-speed drive train, front and rear light with rechargeable battery. Carbon disc wheels.
Designed by Richard Sapper for BMW car company. Only some prototypes had been made, no serial production. Very original except upgraded Flite titanium saddle and brake levers.

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