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The Outdoor Spiral Cycle Parking Rack

We don't often realize how the design of the objects around us comes about. The design often comes from the function of an object and seems based on tradition.
We don't know any better; A chair has four legs, a seat and a backrest.
Yet a chair can be designed in many ways and it is often artists, architects who have gained fame with the design of chairs. For example:
Alvar Aalto: Paimio Chair
Charles Eames and Ray Eames: Eames Lounge chair
Marcel Breuer: Freischwinger chair
Arne Jacobsen: Ant Chair, Tongue chair, Seven Chair
Gerrit Rietveld: The Red and Blue chair
Mies van der Rohe: Barcelona chair
Eero Saarinen: Tulip

You will find all these chairs in the design department of many museums.
But also other objects in our daily lives are often designed by famous artists.
For example, I eat every day with cutlery designed by Danish artist Arne Jacobsen. I’ve also seen it several times in a museum and you can still buy it.

The Outdoor Spiral Cycle Parking Rack on this photo series is certainly designed by a talented designer. Without bicycles attached to it, it could be an interesting statue in a park.
Unfortunately the designer remains unknown here.
You can find the Bicycle Rack in the University Avenue – Toronto in front of the Royal Bank

■ Picture 1: ◄ In Front ►


■ Picture 2: ◄ Slightly from the Left ►


■ Picture 3: ◄ Slightly from the Right ►


Applied arts
The applied arts are all the arts that apply design and decoration to everyday and essentially practical objects in order to make them aesthetically pleasing. The term is used in distinction to the fine arts, which are those that produce objects with no practical use, whose only purpose is to be beautiful or stimulate the intellect in some way. In practice, the two often overlap. Applied arts largely overlaps with decorative arts, and the modern making of applied art is usually called design. source: Wikipedia.

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5455 W: 326 N: 10244] (40284)
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