Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle

May 13 - August 15, 2010

nyc museum of arts and design

Custom bicycle building involves master metalwork: bending, welding, carving and wrapping steel, titanium, aluminum and carbon. A graphic artist’s eye is required in the application of paint and decorative flourishes. The custom models exhibited in Bespoke are the virtuosic productions of individual makers who lavish great attention on detail. The resulting product reflects the builder’s sensibility paired with the rider’s unique needs, turning the custom bicycle into a work of art.

A beautiful tip of the hat.  If you are in NYC - find the time and go see some of the great artisans of our time.