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Undpartner

Three inventive bike accessories that double as urban furniture

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 13 April 2011

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Spotted at Salone Satellite, the work of the Austrian duo Undpartner aims to not just design a few bike accessories but to reinvent urban experiences. As Barbara Gollackner and Michael Walder say, "Undpartner is ready to reconquer public space: city residents are being given the opportunity to reconquer room for communication and create a spot for everyday living with wear-it-yourself furniture."

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The Parasite seat can be worn directly on the body, but can also hang wherever there's a pole, a door or a traffic sign.

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Super Francesco gives bike riders the possibility to easily create public seating; with one click it can be removed from the bike and laid on the floor.

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Elliot is a small sculptural item that turns a torch or a bike light into an outdoor lampshade and is easily carried along on bags or bikes.

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