In Amsterdam, this archetypal Dutch bicycle has been used by everyone for one hundred years. However, with so many bikes filling up parking spaces, the city is beginning to look like a scrap-heap, a graveyard of rusted steel. As a designer, Van Heesch believes that answers to problems should come naturally. To protect the city bike from rust, it is coated in copper, a color that transforms over time into a gorgeous green, restoring it as symbol of independence. A symbol of the city, the “Copper Bike” was displayed at the Stedelijk Museum in 2013.
Steel, Copper, Leather, Rubber
54 × 695/8 IN