Hello Nello: A Bike Bell for the Modern Commuter

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Challenged to create a bike bell that was both pocket-portable and sturdy enough to stay strapped in while you spin, Odo Fioravanti envisioned “Nello” — a magnetically mounted bell reduced to the shape of “a friendly little ball.” The engaging design can easily be pulled from an elastic strap, while a magnetic connection ensures it will remain secure on your daily commute – and each time it’s detached, Nello will rotate between three possible rings so the user has the option to choose from a variety of sounds that can reach up to 80 db. Simply activated by gently tapping the top of the sphere, the straight-forward function and durable weather-resistant form present a streamlined update to a commuter cyclist’s essential.  See more of Fioravanti’s work here.

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

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