zondag 31 oktober 2010

‘ultreia’ by Jorge Manes, 2010



london-based spanish designer Jorge Manes recently spent 2 weeks cycling the el camino de santiago route in spain. responding to the ancient path’s recent commercialization, manes built a portable and self-sustainable factory that he towed along to make objects that took advantage of the specific locations, industries and people encountered on the route. ultreia, as the project was called, utilized a rotational moulding machine powered by the movement of the bike to create the designs. manes also towed along a tent and a solar panel to allow him to become completely self-sustainable for the journey. here is a selection of picture from the project and some of the objects manes created. the whole project is currently on display at the royal college of art in london.
source:
designboom


‘ultreia’ by Jorge Manes, 2010 (14:57)
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* I biked el camino with my family from Holland to Santiago in 3 holidays ('97,'98,'99)

 
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