Flavio Deslandes/Bambucicletas

When Flavio Deslandes – the Brazilian designer behind the Danish design company of the same name – moved to Copenhagen, Denmark in year 2000 he experienced a whole new world of bicycles and biking culture. Ever since, Flavio has been working for several companies in the bicycle industry – with mechanics, frame building, product development and design. Today, Flavio has put his heart and soul into the development and perfection of a bike made from bamboo. You might consider bamboo a quite unusual material to work with, but from ancient times man has used Bamboo for construction of houses, furniture, fences, mats as well as objects of decorative and personal use – and also as a source of food. Bamboo is attracting more and more interest of researches that are revealing new and important uses from bamboo.

Flavio says: “Bamboo is nature’s own organic tube structure. I have always believed that this fine material has a great potential. The challenge to make it work has kept me going. My motivation was always the opportunity to connect modern design with natural materials. The idea to make this connection in a bicycle is logical if you think about it: Biking is a very energy effective way of transportation. And combining a sustainable material as bamboo with energy free mobility feels quite right.”

Flavio Deslandes
Tel: +45 2662 3292
E-mail: info@flaviodeslandes.com 


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Flavio Deslandes / Bambucicletas – your new trusty steed!

We are pleased to inform you that we have added yet another member to our growing network!
The sustainable bike project Bambucicletas (means bamboo bikes) has joined CPHmade and we’re looking forward to see sustainable, quirky bamboo bike designs roll around in Copenhagen!
Bambucicletas offers handcrafted bikes; built from an unusual product, bamboo. By choosing a bamboo bike, you reduce your personal CO2 consumption, and actively contribute to a green environment.
The bamboo used for Bambuciletas is specially chosen and harvested by hand in Brazil. The bamboo is then dried out, and is exposed to surface treatment to make the bamboo more durable.

Behind Bambuciletas you will find the Brazilian industrial designer Flavio Deslandes, who’s known as a pioneer when it comes to designing and crafting in bamboo. Deslandes’ fascination and knowledge of bamboo started in the early 90’s, and in 1995 he started working on a project that was to become the bamboo bike.
Luckily for us Flavio Deslandes decided to settle down in Copenhagen, where he have had the time to perfect the bamboo bike design. In the very beginning of the bamboo bike project it was solely the bike frame that was crafted out of bamboo, but now parts like fork and fenders are also crafted from the durable material.
Make sure to check out Bambucicletas, and the work of Flavio Deslandes right here!