Full Circle

Minimizing bicycles is one of my favourite thought experiments, so imagine my delight when I just ran into this prototype for a foldable city bike: Full Circle.

It was Korean designers Sang-hyun Jeong and Jun-tae Park’s submission for the Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010.

The design is truly minimalist: symmetrical, built from two circles, two vertical lines and one horizontal.

The simplistic exterior contains all necessary technical stuff to make it a functional bicycle, and on top of that highly foldable. The design shows so many interesting solutions and ideas; look at the pedals for instance. Quite the engineering feat!

(Also very beautiful are submissions Bike 2.0 and Neo Essence.  Yummie yummie ;-)