Architecture and design practice The Klassnik Corporation has designed and installed bespoke cycle stands along Caledonian Road in north London. The standard tubular form of the stand has been given an unexpected twist inspired by the history of the animals associated with “The Cally” and items of discarded furniture found by the kerb in the area. “Painted in RAL 9005 black and positioned anonymously among other pre-existing stands, these unusual hybrids – including a Cabriole table leg, a Greyhound dog’s leg and a fluted chair leg – create subtle and surprising visual glitches through their appearance, disrupting the standard repetition of the street’s furniture,” says Tomas Klassnik, director of The Klassnik Corporation.
The project was commissioned by Islington council and TfL as part of their public art investment in Caledonian Road which lies north of Kings Cross. Following a series of public consultation events, the cycle stands were produced using a combination of advanced digital CAD fabrication techniques and traditional foundry cast iron craftsmanship.
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