In 2005 Italian designer Luca Schiepppati created the Ciclo, above, a modern update to the velocipede-style bicycle that used a hubless “epicycloid” transmission system. A company called the Lamiflex Group subsequently tapped Schieppati to design a stationary version and they’re now manufacturing the Ciclotte, below.
Ciclotte breaks with the designs of gym equipment that have always emphasized the functional as- pects, to address a target market of progressive, dynamic users that appreciate both physical and aesthetic lines. The concept of the Ciclotte was created from the need to introduce a design into everyday living, which could be a real expression of contemporary living where work and relaxation, exercise and entertainment share a single dimension, within fluid spaces where all objects can interact with one another.
Alas, such beauty doesn’t come cheap–the Ciclotte rings in at a bank-busting ten large!
Originally posted 2011-02-20 08:33:19.