Design vs. real production

The preperation for building the prototype has been ongoing for some months now. After reaching a point where I thought it was a completed product, I then had to rethink the design of Bike Parker on account of a streamlined production and ease of assembly. The two metal beams were turned into a bigger single piece to lower the production effort and costs. For building up the prototype all the round corners are gone too.

Below you can see the process of the design from the left to the right. I found out that the concrete foot was very complex in production and had some design issues that would make the process of putting the bike in the bike rack uncomfortable. The result of a new more comfortable and also cheaper design was a new base constructed from metal. With that figured out, it's now onto the next step, the production of the single parts.

Tanja Friedrich