My personal highlight from last week's London Design Festival was going on a Tokyo Bike tour around East London with a group of British and American journalists and a couple of Danish interior architects. We set off from Design Junction, cruised along the Regent's Canal and popped in to see what was going on at Established & Sons, Twentytwentyone, Tord Boontje, Donna Wilson, SCP to name a few... tough break, I know.
They're really easy to ride, a bit like Dutch bikes, as they're quite upright, but just have a few more grip-twist gears. And don't they look pretty all lined up in a row... Their name is self-explanatory: mountain bikes were designed for mountains, Tokyo Bikes were designed for Tokyo. Simple.