Styling and design studios.
In the field of
bicycles, the Studio has a good experience with some
collaboration between factory and customers of the
sector, arriving to have a global knowledge of the many
problems of this subject.
As with the sector of motor-bikes, in this field the
designer must keep presently the fundamental demands of
the typology of bicycle starting to study: frame's
geometry, driving position, rules (for competition's
bicycle), etc.., adding the features of every kind of
bicycle (mountain bike, crono, racing-track, etc..). Task
of the Studio is looking to put all the best and modern
solutions into the prototype, carrying to have a maximal
taxing (frame's materials, wheels, etc..), as near as
possible to the customer's requests, supplying to him a
good starting point for the next phases of the product's
collection and technical evolution.
In the sector of the
historical bicycle, the Studio works in two principal
directions: the execution of drawings under commission,
accompanied by adequate historical research of the model
and the period of pertaining, and the study of technical
evolution in the history of the bicycle.
For the first aspect, the Studio performs particularly
drawings of rare "forgotten" models, with, as
its only basis, historical, and often damaged, photos. At
the same time, the designer derives the technical
features from it: design becomes historical research. The
study of technical evolution could be considered as a
strong completion of the design's work.
The bicycle, in history, has made steps essential
progress' which deserve to be discovered and valued (something
always done for champions in the sport history of the
bicycle): for this purpose, beside the Studio, a
collection of old racing bicycle can be admired, with
some from the end of the 19th Century (first special
bikes for racing and tracks), to the early Fifties (final
affirmation of the wire change on substitution of old
generation of mechanical change). The documents, like
materials or papers, are very consistent, a complete work
of research under the customer's commission.