Since 1975 Blackburn has been making products that help cyclists do more, go further, and be ready for anything. For our 40th anniversary, we wanted to step back at the history of bicycle travel in the Americas. Our lighthearted film includes stories, footage and interviews with bike pioneers, makers and historians. Watch the trailer… and check back for more
In November 2012, Core77 made an article on their blog about one of my projects, a collection of 3D printed lampshades made to repair IKEA lamps. At the end of the page, the writer (Ray) made a suggestion :
“Where Andreas Bhend’s recently-seen IKEA hacks included instructions à la the Swedish furniture giant’s pictographic booklets, Bernier has seen fit to customize a part of the whole. But if they’re disparate yet equally creative approaches to DIY making, perhaps the next step is for the two to join forces: Andreas, if you’re reading this, we’d love to see you guys collaborate on a series of IKEA hacks with bespoke 3D printed parts and instructions…”
That’s exactly what we did.
Andreas is a student in the east of Switzerland while I work full time for le FabShop, a 3D printing startup in Paris (France).
We didn’t know each other, but were motivated by the project. Andreas took the train to Paris where we spent two days and a half doing this :
Draisienne, the IKEA hack by Samuel N. Bernier and Andreas Bhend from le FabShop on Vimeo.