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Tom Dixon x Brompton Bicycle - Copper Folded Bike

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Best known for his spherical designs that looked at home in an earth bound environment or one that is extraterrial kind, British designer Tom Dixon partnered with folding bike manufacturer Bromption Bicycle in the creation of a special project for the ongoing London Design Festival (aka London Design Week). What came to be known simply as the Copper Bike, the process involved in a nickel plating process first, then a thin application of copper over it. All finished with a layer of electrophoretic lacquer to "seal in" the copper from the elements. The bike even comes with a specially treated leather saddle from BROOKS.  The procedure was shown as part of a live demonstration at Tom Dixon's studio to let visitors a better understand of the design process as a whole, from start to finish. via: DesignBoom