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: firstname.lastname@example.org