Kasper de Backer’s E-Bike

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This electric bike is a prototype by Kasper de Backer, a design student at Howest University. While more handsome than the average e-bike, this slim wooden bike is possibly more attractive than practical. In its current incarnation, there are no pedals, and the designer says the crankset is yet to come. Nonetheless, this early model shows promise, as its minimalist, neutral palette is a fresh, more natural take on how to make e-bikes.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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