POST 001 THE AWOL CARGO ADVENTURE BIKE PROJECT
Being a designer at a bicycle company is about pushing boundaries and asking questions. - What if….is very often the start of a something fun but it can also be the start of a long detour. The - What if… is the sharpest tool in a designers tool box and like so many times before, this project started with the question:
…What if we designed a longer version of the AWOL, a cargo adventure bike, with room for 4 panniers in the front and a pop-up counter-top for cooking in the wild. Who likes to sit on the ground cooking anyway, wouldn´t that be rad…
This teaser rendering is the first visualization based on some simple telephone scribble E did on a van ride a couple of weeks ago, although the original idea has been maturing in the back of his head for a couple of years, originating from a What if…
We doubt this AWOL cargo bike concept will be a smash hit and go into production but it´s too fun of a concept to not build one and try it out. We will probably learn something good from that. This hands-on approach usually takes us somewhere.
We’ll make this into a series of posts here on the blog, showing you how we work as designers going from that first -What if… to a ride-able prototype.
Hang on, this will be fun!