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Mazda unveils concept bike and sofa designs

Mazda unveils concept bike and...
Mazda's Bike by Kodo concept is said to be a reimagining of the modern racing bicycle (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
Mazda's Bike by Kodo concept is said to be a reimagining of the modern racing bicycle (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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Mazda's Bike by Kodo concept is said to be a reimagining of the modern racing bicycle (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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Mazda's Bike by Kodo concept is said to be a reimagining of the modern racing bicycle (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
The Bike by Kodo frame is formed from a single piece of hammered steel (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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The Bike by Kodo frame is formed from a single piece of hammered steel (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
Mazda says the Bike by Kodo styling is similar to that of its MX-5 car model (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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Mazda says the Bike by Kodo styling is similar to that of its MX-5 car model (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
The Bike by Kodo saddle is made of leather and is hand-stitched with the red thread (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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The Bike by Kodo saddle is made of leather and is hand-stitched with the red thread (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
The Bike by Kodo handlebars and front wheel are said to give a sense of the dynamism to the design (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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The Bike by Kodo handlebars and front wheel are said to give a sense of the dynamism to the design (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
The Sofa by Kodo concept is likened to Mazda's new CX-3 car model (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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The Sofa by Kodo concept is likened to Mazda's new CX-3 car model (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
Mazda says the Sofa by Kodo has a "strong stance" (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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Mazda says the Sofa by Kodo has a "strong stance" (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
The Sofa by Kodo was designed in partnership with Italian furniture makers (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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The Sofa by Kodo was designed in partnership with Italian furniture makers (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
Maza says the Sofa by Kodo blends refined sensibilities and fine Italian craftsmanship (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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Maza says the Sofa by Kodo blends refined sensibilities and fine Italian craftsmanship (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
A close-up of the Sofa by KODO stitching (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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A close-up of the Sofa by KODO stitching (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
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Japanese carmaker Mazda has applied its Kodo design philosophy to two new artworks. The firm has unveiled its Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo concepts as part of Milan Design Week. The designs seek to portray the "effortless and powerful" movement of wild animals.

Mazda is one of a number of carmakers that has designed bikes, including BMW and Mercedes.

The Bike by Kodo concept is said to be a reimagining of the modern racing bicycle. The frame is formed from a single piece of hammered steel, while the saddle is made of leather and is hand-stitched with the same red thread used in the new Mazda MX-5.

Mazda says the Sofa by Kodo has a "strong stance" (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)
Mazda says the Sofa by Kodo has a "strong stance" (Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Mazda Motor Co.)

The Sofa by Kodo concept is likened more to Mazda's new CX-3 model. Designed in partnership with Italian furniture makers, it's said to blend refined sensibilities, fine Italian craftsmanship and a strong stance.

The concepts are on show at the Mazda Design: The Car as Art event, along with a number of other works. The event opens in Milan, Italy, today.

Source: Mazda

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2 comments
The Skud
The next development will probably be a 'tandem' sofa with pedals and mid-mounted handlebars!
Peter Wessell
some sleek looking kit these!