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Mazda-designed Bicycle and Sofa Unveiled

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Bike by KODO concept (Image credit: Mazda / Getty Image)


Mazda-designed artworks were unveiled on the eve of opening the event “Mazda Design: The Car as Art,” in the Italian city of Milan on April 14 including “Bike by KODO concept” and “Sofa by KODO concept”.


Through the showcase, Mazda aims to further the evolution of the expression of motion by attempting the expression of two key sensibilities rooted in Japanese aesthetics; RIN, a sense of self-restrained dignity, and EN, an alluring sensuality that speaks directly to the senses. 


Bike by KODO concept (Image credit: Mazda / Getty Image) 


“Bike by KODO concept” is a track racer that seeks to express the innate beauty of the bicycle. Its minimalist structure is composed of the least possible number of parts. The frame was painstakingly formed by hammering a single sheet of steel and the black leather saddle is hand-stitched, featuring the same red thread and stitch design as the all-new Mazda MX-5.


The bicycle’s mixture of dynamism and allure is evocative of the Mazda MX-5’s styling.


Sofa by KODO concept (Image credit: Mazda / Getty Image) 


 “Sofa by KODO concept,” a collaborative effort between Mazda’s designers and Italian furniture makers, exhibits an exquisite blend of Mazda Design’s refined sensibilities and fine Italian craftsmanship backed by a long tradition of furniture-making. The form of the sofa is as honed as that of the all-new Mazda CX-3 and evokes the strong stance common to all Mazda’s new-generation vehicles.


Also on display at the event are a number of works by traditional Japanese craftsmen inspired by Mazda’s KODO - Soul of Motion design philosophy.



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Video credit: Mazda Channel 



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Photos: Mazda / Getty ImagePosted by Admin in News on 15 Apr 2015


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