Stylish "PLYbike" Features Beautiful Frame Made from Wood

A bike with a fiberglass frame isn't the only way to ride in style. Dots Design Studio, a multidisciplinary Bangkok-based firm, makes handcrafted bicycles using timber parts. Their sleek PLYbike is composed of sandwiched wood veneer, and highlights a beautiful surface design thanks to the contrasting-colored wood. It was recently showcased at this year's Milan Design Week.

In addition to its natural frame, PLYbike features curvy handlebars made from layered oak, teak, and walnut woods. Riders can choose between Bullhorn and Vintage style bars to complement their personal aesthetic. And because everything can't be wood, copper-plating is used for the metal components of the structure. Its leather seat is made by Brooks, an English Company who've been outfitting bicycles for over 150 years. The unique combination of materials and thoughtful details make the PLYbike perfect for a trek around town.





Dots Design Studio website
via [Inhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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