When IKEA met Airfix – the flat pack bicycle

Winner of the international bicycle design competition in Taipei the ‘sawyer‘ by sculptor and designer Jurgen Kuipers is a bicycle IKEA might sell – a flat pack low-rider made from sheets of plywood.

flat pack bicycle

A surreal twist to what is otherwise a fairly conventional-looking beach cruiser is its availability as a 1:1 scale non-functional model kit, which is presented like an over-sized Airfix kit. Every component other than the wooden frame is glued into place to form a full-sized self-assembly bike, which looks good but cannot be ridden.

flat pack bike

Cycle insurance from the ETA covers custom bicycles of almost every description. If you have bought a custom bike or built it from scratch yourself, keep any receipts you have and get it valued by your local bicycle shop – then simply get a quote in the usual way.


  1. Bernardo Balucani


    Interessante:vorrei acquistarla

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