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MN BICYCLE

1999 BIOMEGA by MARC NEWSON

   

MN BICYCLE

1999 BIOMEGA by MARC NEWSON

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In 2000, or thereabouts, I found myself visiting a friend who had just moved to New York, in one of those wonderful lofts in the district of Soho. Filippo is passionate for contemporary art and I expected to find his home decorated with canvases and sculptures worthy of his fame as a collector. Instead, as soon as I set foot in his open space, I was surprised: among the wide skylights in reinforced concrete and glass tiles, through which filtered an unusual light that afternoon, he had placed an enormous Plexiglas display case. Inside, was a bike: yep, it had two wheels and the rest, but it was different from all others I had seen till then. It seemed to have come from the future, aerodynamic and tapered like a racing car; unique in style. It filled the wall better than any painting, on its own: it was a work of art more than a simple bike! Filippo explained that it was a limited edition designed for the Danish brand Biomega by Marc Newson, a designer exhibited even in the MoMa in New York. He even suggested I bought one as an investment, and I must admit that I still regret not paying attention.

Nel 2000, o giù di lì, mi trovavo in visita da un amico che si era appena trasferito a New York, in uno di quei meravigliosi loft che si trovano nel quartiere di Soho. Filippo è un grande appassionato d’arte contemporanea e mi aspettavo di trovare la nuova casa decorata da tele e sculture degne della sua fama da collezionista. Invece, appena messo piede nel suo open space, la sorpresa: tra gli ampi lucernari in vetrocemento, che quel pomeriggio filtravano una luce unica, aveva sistemato un’enorme teca in plexiglass. All’interno della teca c’era una bicicletta: sì, aveva due ruote e tutto il resto, ma era differente da quelle che avevo visto fino a quel giorno. Sembrava arrivata dal futuro, aerodinamica e affusolata come un’auto da corsa, con uno stile unico. Da sola riempiva la parete meglio di qualsiasi quadro: era un’opera d’arte più che una semplice bicicletta! Filippo mi ha spiegato che si trattava di una tiratura limitata disegnata per il marchio danese Biomega da Marc Newson, un designer presente persino al Moma di New York. Mi ha anche suggerito di comprarmene una come investimento e confesso di essere ancora pentito per non averlo ascoltato.

Product Description

Measurements:
38 x 22-1/2 x 67 inches (96.5 x 57.2 x 170.2 cm)
 
The MN bicycles by Biomega were designed by renowned industrial designer Marc Newson and combine stunning looks with impressive technical features.

These superb modern bicycles were named MN after the designer and their uniquely shaped frame is fabricated by “superplastic aluminum”. This revolutionary frame is made by two shells that are glued together with Perma bond epoxy glue, and all cabling is discreetly hidden inside the frame.

Marc Newosn’s iconic design stands out due to its sleek curves and its minimalist geometric shape. The Biomega MN bikes are the ultimate designer bicycles, and even thought they were designed back in 1999 they still look as they came from the distant future. A timeless design by Marc Newson, that instantly became a sought after classic.