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9 February 2012 1 comment
MY BIKE at MerciStyle & Fashion Events Bicycles Art & Design
Opening Night at Merci. We briefly touched last month on the MY BIKE exhibition in Paris. Hosted by the Cohens at their design emporium Merci, the show was planned with serious bicycle historians and style conscious urban commuters in mind. Fortunately, plenty of both camps made it to the opening night in January, and plenty more have continued to fetch up at the door, hopeful of a glimpse at the future of cycling and cyclewear, as well as its past. The Grand Opening on 21 January. Early 1900s Bicycle with Original Brooks Saddle. The tasteful and spacious surroundings of the Cohens' store provides a perfect backdrop for displaying not just some of the most magnificently designed bicycles in history, but also some installation pieces inspired by the notion of two human powered wheels. The 72 Bulb Bicycle Wheel Installation by Tom Dixon for “My Bike” at Merci. One of the Brooks Displays at Merci. Abici Bicycle Equipped with Brick Lane Panniers and Hampstead Holdall. A Modern Pedersen Bicycle. Bizarre Van Hulsteijn Bicycle. It was possibly a case of "Merci-an Beaucoup" as erstwhile-extremely-useful-but-nowadays-merely-very-useful rider Paul Smith's beautiful green limited edition track frame took centre stage. Mercian Paul Smith Bike at the Entrance of Merci. City Bikes on Display at Merci. MY BIKE Urban Transportation. Cinelli Bicycle. Another of the Paul Smith Mercians, with Cinelli in the background. The Bicycle Clothing Corner with PEdALED and Rapha Garments. Special Brooks Saddles. Halos, or a trick of the light? A Vintage Mizutani Super Cycle. The exhibition remains open at Merci until the 18th of February. Locals and visitors are therefore advised to take advantage post-haste of the fabulous new Parisian regulations governing cyclists and their duties at red lights, and pay the show a worthwhile visit. The iconic Team Car at Merci.