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Lot:Marc Newson Biomega Bicycle - silver x1

click here for Christies hammer sale reference; click here for specs; Danish start-up company Biomega selected Marc as the first guest designer for their bicycles. They wanted Marc to design a specific type: a city bike that didn't require a huge amount of functionality, as compared to mountain or racing bikes. In terms of engineering, the bike would be fairly straightforward, however Marc understood the need for something bold and radical. Rather than the standard tubular metal structure, he decided to utilise "super forming" a ground-breaking process by which aluminium is thermo-formed. The metal is heated to the point at which it becomes elastic, just before it becomes molten. It is then vacuumed over a mould. The frame had to be made in two halves, so joining became an important issue. Marc opted to bond the two halves together instead of welding, for ease and speed and to avoid re-heating the metal.
Lot #: 50216 SOLD
Hammer Price: € 350
Asset VAT: N/A
Additional 46cm frame size; tyres require pumping;
Location: Onsite » Upper Mezzanine B
Condition: Ex-Display
Category: Residential » Sport/Music/Bikes/Boats/Leisure/Toys/Mobility


Previous sales:


Sale ID: Buyer ID: Quantity: Price: Date:
68729 5450 1 €350.00 15th August 2020


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