the cyclist — Julie Thissen

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While on the road, a city biker needs to be able to transport his stuff comfortably, his bag needs to be practical. But as soon as he steps off his bike, this same bag needs to blend into his urban life-style. A city biker needs a bag that is very practical yet elegant enough to be taken to work and any other place in the city. For both situations – on the road and off the bike – the bag needs to fulfill almost conflicting demands.

This series of bags is not a compromise between practicality and elegance, it is an alliance of these two seemingly opposite requirements. It allows the city biker to safely transport all of his or her valuable goods (including a laptop or tablet) comfortably, elegantly and safely.

At the intersection of the bag’s bottom material (tarpaulin) and the side/top material (leather), strips of retro-reflective material are woven in. Not only does this finalise the bag’s appearance: these strips light-up at night under the front lights of passing-by cars, making the biker more visible to surrounding traffic.

 

2014
Leather, tarpaulin, retro-reflective textile, textile (lining), metal (buckles)
Photo by Julie Thissen

 

Model: Nuray Cakici

 

For more information and order: info@thecyclistbags.com

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