Saddle Lock

Category: Design Published on 16 Jan, 2013 Tags: , , , ,
1-saddle-lock-by-lee-sang-hwa-kim-jin-ho-and-yeo-min-gu

Saddle Lock, designed by Lee Sang Hwa, Kim Jin Ho and Yeo Min Gu is the innovative way to quickly lock the rear wheel of a bicycle without the need for additional locking accessories. In complex cities, the number of people using bicycles to travel short distances is increasing. Following the trend, bicycle design has been evolving rapidly. On the contrary, the evolution of the bicycle lock has been slow. When they make a quick stop – such as at a coffee counter or a convenience store – people still look for something to lock their bicycle to. Even though they are only stopping for a few minutes, they must perform quite a number of actions to lock their bike.

The seat post swings down around the main frame when a button is pushed. The saddle features a cut-away shape that allows it to sit over the rear wheel. A combination lock allows the release of a special alloy rotating lock that extends from one end of the saddle to the other, securing its connection to the wheel.

Saddle Lock is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner

(Click images for full size photos)

images courtesy of Red Dot design Award

Recommended:

Pechet Studio | 'Emptyful' Sculpture @ the Millennium Library Plaza
Nike Hypervenom Football Boot
IBM + Ogilvy & Mather: Billboards as Urban Furniture
A handy guide for creating a Hipster Logo by Tim Delger
Infographic: The 9 Types of Facebook User
100 colors by Emmanuelle Moureaux
The Perfect Workstation for Designers
Daydream by Nonotak Studio
Sucabaruca Coffee Set by Luca Nichetto + Mjölk
Crystal Rock lights by Arik Levy for Lasvit
Grand Angle chair by École Boulle students + Majencia
Balka console by Grégoire De Lafforest
The Feuilleté chair by Lili Gayman + Julie Arrivé
Beer Foamer by NORM Architects for MENU
Labyrinth of Plastic Waste by Luzinterruptus
Oru Kayak: the Origami Folding Boat
WW Carafe by Benjamin Hubert
Nendo-curated exhibition in Singapore unveils Japanese Design
Nendo designs cover-brella for by | n
Pop-Up Habitat by People’s Architecture Office

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


nine − 5 =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Submit Your Work