The influence of Dyson-inspired designs needs no introduction.
Dyson inspired designs influence a wide segment right from automotive inspirations like concept bikes to beautifully designed home appliances.
One such Dyson inspired automotive design can be seen in the Dyson Urban Bike conceptualized and designed by Industrial designer Philipp Seißler.
The concept bike depicts the Dyson signature language for the compact electric bike.
The brand was keen on venturing into the world of electric vehicles for which the owner James Dyson even blew a whopping 600 million dollars, only to ditch the idea later.
According to Dyson “Electric cars are very expensive to make. The battery, battery management, electronics and cooling are much more expensive than an internal combustion engine.” To break even, the Dyson car would have had to sell for $184,000 (£150,000) which far exceeds the cost of most electric cars. Dyson also said, big car makers subsidize the costs of their electric vehicles from sales of traditional petrol cars. Reason being, the Dyson EV wasn’t commercially viable.
Despite this, the brand still holds its position as a benchmark in modern industrial design, and the bicycle, The Urban E-Bike here is no different.
The element that sets this design apart is the frame supporting the rider proportions, and having a shorter and lighter footprint as the Dyson Urban Bike has distinct aluminum tubes not fused into each other for an additive look on closer inspection.
The power assistance of the ride comes courtesy of the battery and propulsion components housed inside the rear hub assembly, the blue ring on the bike frame encompasses the internal engineering well concealed from the unassuming eyes.
Portraying the tubular design approach, following the Dyson design path, the designer gives the handlebar has a constant diameter for matte semi-transparent grip and visually clean aesthetics.
There’s a small rounded screen displaying only the bare necessary information for minimalism.
Once done riding, the bike can be mounted to the wall-mounted rack which doubles as a charger to juice up the battery.
Philipp’s design meticulously integrates “Dyson’s design elements” into this thoughtful bicycle of the future.
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