You know we’re keen on bicycles here, Mrs A cruises the Clerkenwell streets on her beloved Brompton, I recently picked up a 1970’s Liverpool-built R.J. Quinn track bike, to which I’m growing evermore attached, and together we regularly whizz around town to cries of ‘Pedal, pause. No, pedal!’ on our old Pashley tandem.
A little while ago we were approached by self-confessed cycling fiends at the Quarterre design studio and potential collaboration excitement began to build. We had seen their Furniture for Bikes gracing the pages of Wallpaper, Esquire and other design savvy publications. These products pose a simple question; You have a lovely bicycle which you lean against a wall inside your lovely home – why? Their three signature pieces are beautifully designed yet simple bicycle storage solutions, all made in England to a high quality finish using premium materials.
We’ll come clean, with such shared vision and values the collaborative process was straightforward. Quarterre’s Hood and Branchline stands have been reinterpreted in an understated Cherchbi colour palette and we have applied Herdwyck No.10 tweed and British saddle leather trim detail. Yes, we’re biased, but they look stunning. Both items will be on show and available to purchase at designjunction, part of the London Design Festival.
This is not all, we will also be launching two new cycling bags. The Cadence is simply the most elegant musette style shoulder bag there is. Also, a new shorter-strap Archive Messenger in Herdwyck No.10 tweed, that’ll keep your back warm on the winter commute. All this alongside the main collections from both brands.
We’re in good company, a blind-fold pin in the exhibitor list selected Anglepoise, Artek, Cappellini, Matthew Hilton, Kukka, Very Good and Proper and Wallace Sewell. A nice blend of iconic industry heavy-hitters and innovative newbies. The clear link is very fine quality.
designjunction is free to enter, register using this link, and visit us between 19 – 23 September on Stand B2, Ground Floor at The Sorting Office on London’s New Oxford Street. The show is a key part of the internationally renowned London Design Festival which runs from 14 – 23 September. Cherchbi and Quarterre folk will be on hand throughout the whole show to discuss the collaboration, their collections or commission work. We may also answer the question, does Furniture for Bikes extend to Furniture for Tandems?