Oct 03, 2011

BlackTrail The non plus ultra eBike


Developed & manufactured by UBC - Design by Christian Zanzot - Limited to 667 bikes worldwide We have rediscovered the wheel. The fastest, most modern and exclusive e-Bike in the world. Precision handwork emotionally combines carbonfibre, titanium and fine leather to create a unique bike. The BlackTrail was developed with Formula One know-how together with our partner UBC and manufactured to Formula One standards.

extremely robust e-Bike lightweight frame, metal components from aerospace alloy, Carbon components from high-strength carbon fibers:
Frame - Fork - Wheel set - Handlebar
System-integrated designer components:
• LED stop light, headlight & taillight
• On-board computer with OLED display
• Internally ventilated break discs
• High-quality leather grips and leather seat
Max. range: 200 km (124 miles)

Max. speed: 100 km/h (62 mph)
frame: 2.300 g - wheels: 1.600 g
bike (excl. engine and battery): 13.800 g
Battery (max. output): 6.500 g
engine and shifting system: 6.300 g



Oct 02, 2011

CAPDELL at Fair Habitat Valencia 2011


CAPDELL presented three novelties at the Fair Habitat Valencia 2011
Through the slogan “SIT, THINK, IMAGINE”, Capdell wants to presents elegant, lasting and functional designs. Out of this philosophy and the company's forty years of experience, three concepts were developed: MOON, AVA & YMAY.
AVA designed by Carlos Tíscar
As well as the famous actress Ava, the AVA chair has a strong personality made of contrasts. The volume, of solid construction, is build with thin pieces making flat sections thanks to the bevelled. The collection has been designed with slightly inclined straight lines giving a serene appearance perfect for a private ambient or installation.
MOON designed by Gabriel Teixidó
The multifunctionality is one of the main features of the MOON Collection, two shells and five different bases allow us to adapt it to any space or use, meetings, eat, wait, relax at home, at the office, at the hotel… with a common denominador: comfort and aesthetic. MOON has as many faces as the moon.
YMAY designed by Capdell Studio
Yemaya – yemay – YMAY. Mother, origin, strength – this design has the aim of a solid seat, simple but not ordinary. A chair suitable for any space by its freshness and wide range of solutions. Just like Yemaya, mother and origin of the waters, YMAY kindly embrace us while we socialize, dream, think and create.



Oct 01, 2011

Reading between the Lines


Reading between the Lines is part of ‘pit’, an artistic trajectory with works by some ten artists in the region of Borgloon-Heers (in the Flemish province of Limburg). ‘Pit’ will be the first part of the exhibition project Z-OUT, an initiative in which Z33, the contemporary art museum of the city of Hasselt, presents art in public space. On September 24th, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh will reveal a construction in the rural landscape, by a cycle route, that’s based on the design of the local church. This ‘church’ consists of 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns, and is built on a fundament of armed concrete. Through the use of horizontal plates, the concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art.


Reading between the Lines can be read as a reflection on architectural themes such as scale, the ground plan etc., but the project also emphatically transcends the strictly architectural. After all, the church does not have a well-defined function and focuses on visual experience in itself (one could even consider it to be a line drawing in space). At the same time, the construction demonstrates that this experience is in effect a consequence of the design, since it explicitly refers to the various stages in its conception: the design drawing, the model… Apart from that, because the church does not fulfil its classical function, it can be read as a heritage related reflection on the present vacancy of churches in the area (and their potential artistic reuse).


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