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Space-saving bike rack doubles as stylish floor lamp

Space-saving bike rack doubles...
The Vertik bike stand/floor lamp hybrid from Vadolibero
The Vertik bike stand/floor lamp hybrid from Vadolibero
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The Vertik bike stand/floor lamp hybrid from Vadolibero
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The Vertik bike stand/floor lamp hybrid from Vadolibero
The Vertik stows a bike vertically, with the front forks resting on a support rod
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The Vertik stows a bike vertically, with the front forks resting on a support rod
The Vertik's support rod can be height adjusted to accommodate bikes of different sizes
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The Vertik's support rod can be height adjusted to accommodate bikes of different sizes
The Vertik's LED lamp is powered on and dimmed using a touch-enabled control to the top of the handlebar-shaped support structure
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The Vertik's LED lamp is powered on and dimmed using a touch-enabled control to the top of the handlebar-shaped support structure
A bike stand or living room lamp? The Vertik is both
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A bike stand or living room lamp? The Vertik is both
The Vertik stows a bike vertically, with the front forks resting on a support rod
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The Vertik stows a bike vertically, with the front forks resting on a support rod
The Vertik's 50 cm diameter base has a wide slot for the bike's rear wheel
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The Vertik's 50 cm diameter base has a wide slot for the bike's rear wheel
The Vertik has a 50 cm (19.6 in) diameter revolving polyurethane base and aluminum bike support that doubles as a floor lamp
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The Vertik has a 50 cm (19.6 in) diameter revolving polyurethane base and aluminum bike support that doubles as a floor lamp

Not every cyclist can stow away their bikes in a garage or handy home annex. Apartment dwelling riders don't have much space indoors, but won't want to leave their bikes outside either. You could hang a bike on hooks on the wall, but Italy's Vadolibero has combined a vertical bike rack with a floor lamp for a stylish solution to cycle storage in the home.

Vadolibero calls its bike stand/lamp hybrid the Vertik. It has a 50 cm (19.6 in) diameter revolving polyurethane base shaped like an oversized screw head. Rising from one side is the main aluminum bike support, designed to resemble the company's handlebar logo, that doubles as a 5,500 lumen, 4,000 K LED light strip.

To the top rear of the support are notches to screw in a metal rod, so that the stand can be adjusted to accommodate just about any bicycle – from fat bikes to street racers to mountain bikes. The dimmable lamp is powered on and adjusted using a touch-enabled switch to the top rear of the bike support/lamp.

The Vertik's support rod can be height adjusted to accommodate bikes of different sizes
The Vertik's support rod can be height adjusted to accommodate bikes of different sizes

The two-wheeler is lifted vertically into position with the front forks resting on the support rod and secured in place with a strap. The back wheel slots inbetween the groove in the base.

The 151.5 cm (59.6 in) tall Vertik bike stand/lamp tips the scales at 22 kg (48.5 lb) and is scheduled for October shipping. But space-saving style doesn't come cheap – it carries a €1,950 (US$2,300) price tag.

Source: Vadolibero

1 comment
S Michael
Don't waste our time putting this on the market. Stupid.