Bespoke is a brand new exhibition that opened yesterday at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. This exhibition is showcasing 21 hand-built bicycles from a half dozen American and International bicycle fabricators. The exhibition features all kinds of bicycles, including fixed gear, road racing, cyclocross, mountain and a custom tricycle designed for children. This looks like a really cool exhibition…the collection was curated by Michael Maharam who is a lifelong bicycle collector. He hopes through this exhibition to open up the city’s bicycle culture to more people.
“The twenty-one handbuilt bicycles exhibited sit squarely at the intersection of design, craft, and art, and include a range of contemporary designs: fixed-gear, road racing, cyclocross, mountain, and commuter bicycles, as well as the stripped-down radonneur, designed exclusively for long-distance racing. The exhibition features bicycles by: Mike Flanigan, Alternative Needs Transportation (A.N.T); Jeff Jones, Jeff Jones Custom Bicycles; Dario Pegoretti, Pegoretti Cicli; Richard Sachs, Richard Sachs Cycles; J. Peter Weigle, J. Peter Weigle Cycles; and Sacha White, Vanilla Bicycles.”
Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
May 13 – August 15, 2010
Museum Of Arts And Design
2 Columbus Circle, NYC
Check out more photos from this event here.