24th April 2010 Words: Luke Evans
Remember that paperclip concept bike we showed you a while back? Well, a prestigious design gong just backed up our good taste.
You might recall we looked recently at traditional Dutch bikes and made special mention of the Batavus BUB — a concept bike that has gone into full production and which was designed in the shape of a paperclip.
Well proving that we here at Cycling Active know our onions when it comes to matters aesthetic, the BUB has recently joined products from big-name brands like Apple, Dell and Volkswagen by scooping the prestigious International Forum Design (iF) Gold 2010 award.
The IF jury said of the BUB: “It’s a city bike with a fresh outlook: for trend-conscious city dwellers, the Batavus BUB is exactly the right bike. The wheels run silent and stable, giving the ride a real sense of safety. The design is based on the principle of the office paperclip, and distinguishes itself through its finish and form.”