GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2018

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

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Award-winning item
Bamboo Bicycle [Spedagi Rodacilik/ Minivelo, Gowesmulyo/ Joybike]
Business Owner
CV Piranti Works
Category
Personal mobility, Bicycle
Company
CV Piranti Works (Indonesia)
Award Number
18GAS1342
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

Spedagi project marks a shift in Singgih's works. Previously, with Magno (G-Mark awarded, 2008), he would like to show that village can produce a good product in earnest. Now, through Spedagi Bamboo Bike, he discovered that a good design/product can be a powerful tool for a movement. Spedagi believes that village is a future that is still lagged behind, and bamboo bike is the metaphor of its effort to fetch that future. Metaphorically like a village that is considered as a past, bamboo, which is a cheap, underestimated, and old-fashioned material, can make a valueable product.

Producer

CV. Piranti Works

Director

Tri Wahyuni

Designer

Singgih S Kartono

Photo by Waki Fujiki

More information

https://www.spedagi.com

Already on the market
2017/3

Evaluation

It is not merely that bamboo was used to make a bicycle, but by using a bicycle as an easy-to-understand symbol, the craftsman's skills, the village's industry, and local characteristics were exhibited to attract companies from outside of the village in the aim of the revitalization of the entire region. "This approach" is well thought out in terms of its indirect effects, which was praised. Additionally, even when it comes to the bicycle itself, it is finished beautifully and to a high standard of quality, seen in the texture of the bamboo, the precision of the joints, and finish of the metal parts.

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