Eclipse by Kenneth Cobonpue
The Filipino designer has conceptualised a beautiful, civilized and high-tech version of the humble three-wheeler using the bicycle spokes as a design metaphor
From the streets of Shanghai to New York, the rickshaw has proven to be a friendly and green alternative to the automobile and is the primary means of transport and livelihood for millions of people.
Made of aluminum and woven with recyclable polyethylene, a composition of circles forms a lightweight frame bound with a tight weave and covered on the top with insulated fabric. Seats, handlebars and headrest are made of hand stitched weatherproof vinyl. Appointed with unexpected luxuries such as an Ipod dock, speakers, cup holders, a cooling fan and fully closable panels on all sides, Cobonpue has taken a commonplace conveyance to a whole new level with the style and craftsmanship his brand is renowned for.
In Singapore The Eclipse is available from Proof
In Australia The Eclipse is available from KE-ZU