Vadolibero Solves Bike Storage for the Urban Cyclist

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One of the most probing questions for a bike owner in an urban environment is how to store the bike when it’s not in use. Apartments can be cramped for space, so the usual solutions such as leaning it near the entryway of the house often lead to the bike getting knocked over by the swinging front door or blocking access to a front closet. Some more enterprising individuals may spring for a bike rack on a free wall, but these can be unsightly as well as expensive. Then there is the question of where to store all the accessories, including helmets, locks etc. that one needs to bike safely in a city. To combat this design problem, Vadolibero has developed a bike shelving system that incorporates the bike into the space of the apartment and organizes around the rider’s needs. The shelves are free standing, with drawers to ensure all a cyclist’s accouterments are in a secure location and hooks to hang locks or helmets. The design allows bikes of all sizes to be securely clamped to the shelves, so that it will never fall over when not in use. And with an array of different veneers available, the shelves can match a home’s furniture with or without a bike in tow. Along with the smaller design for tighter spaces, Vadolibero has also developed a larger clothes rack that doubles as a bike rack, with a built in lamp to cast light on the frame. These projects combine a love for cycling and carpentry, and elegantly solve a space issue the urban cyclist often faces.

Nathaniel Barlam

Nathaniel

Amid the unrest of earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from RISD, Nathaniel manages to find the time to read, write, hang out with friends, play drums, and listen to music. Nathaniel has learned a lot about architecture firsthand thanks to opportunities to live and work in Rome and Brooklyn during the past year. Coming from a family with strong roots in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Nathaniel has always maintained a strong love for NYC especially, and after his studies finish up in Providence he may move there for a while. He hasn't decided yet. You can connect with him via Linkedin or by visiting his Portfolio page.

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