The Pedal Pod: Form Follows Function(s)
January 16, 2012
Are bike storage and bookshelf hybrids the greatest things since sliced bread? Before you answer, here’s another design that will send you to space-saving heaven: the Pedal Pod by Tamasine Osher. Cubbyholes and flat planes are joined together to provide assorted spaces for books and other small belongings, while a dipping, hook-like rack offers the perfect hanging support for your velocipede. What’s more, the delightful asymmetry of the Pedal Pod is designed to accommodate the shape of your bike, providing a glove-like fit for the unevenly aligned seat and handles.
Made of unfinished walnut wood assembled into an aesthetically simple unit, the Pedal Pod is reflective of Osher’s approach to design. Its honest expression of material and construction along with its playful composition of forms are both aimed at “encouraging an interaction of the visual with the tactile” and to ultimately awaken the emotional relationship between humans and objects.
[All images courtesy of the designer]