CICLOTTE Ride on Design
Maison&Objet and Il Salone del mobile 2015
For the January edition of “Maison&Objet” and then for “Il Salone del Mobile”, Ciclotte teams up this year
with Blab, in order to offer a really unique and exclusive Italian luxury experience to all the guests who
will visit its stands.
“Ride on Design” and “Luxury is a game to play” will be the claims of exclusive leisure and entertainment, in
a trail of pure experimentation and exploration of new territories in design.
From one side Ciclotte, still the only design exercise-bike existing in the market and at the same time an
exclusive furniture complement and decoration object.
Entirely made in Italy, developed with innovative solutions and realized by using high-tech materials like
carbon and glass fibres, Ciclotte is the design object created by the designer Luca Schieppati whose
inspiring project (Ciclò) is now part of the permanent collection of the Italian Design Museum of “La
Triennale” in Milan.
The product not only is unique for its peculiar design which allowed it to get, so far, 7 international awards,
but it is also unique under a technological point of view since it is the first exercise bike to use an electromagnetic
resistance system with epicycloids transmission.
Ciclotte has been created from the need to introduce design into everyday living, a real expression of
contemporary living where work and relaxation, exercise and entertainment share a single dimension, within
fluid spaces where all objects can interact with each other.
Thanks to its essential lines, inspired by ergonomics, Ciclotte can be integrated into the most varied living
contexts: home, office, gym and outdoors.
The range has now been extended with a line of limited editions dedicated to Tonino Lamborghini and one
dedicated to Swarovski Gemstones, and then completed by a kit of accessories for iPad and iPhone able
to integrate the product with an iPad or iPhone, in order to simulate a ride on a road, or just to watch a movie
and listen to the music .
The news introduced this year is a new dual-satellite transmission system able to give an even more
pleasant and a rounder feeling while pedaling
On the other side Blab , with Teckell ‘s creations ‐ a luxury foosball collection and a billiard “set” designed by
Marc Sadler ‐ and high precision Takto pendulums, a combination of design, technological perfection, use of
innovative materials and outstanding workmanship.
Teckell’s range of foosball starts from Novantesimominuto, a “miniature stadium” for truly challenging
games and it ends up with Cristallino, the true jewel of the collection, made of extra‐ clear glass and
aluminium, painstakingly handcrafted to create a unique, precious designer piece
The news introduced this year at “M&O” and “Il Salone” will be T.I Crystal Pool and Takco.
Crystal Pool is characterized by the central playing area specially treated to behave like traditional pool cloth,
the feet are made of sheets of glass bevelled on both sides, and the bases are made of solid wood. Finally
the bumper and holes are made out of special extensible, transparent thermoplastic material which perfectly
suits the material qualities of glass.
Takto (Esperanto for rhythm) combines the tradition of precision clock‐ making with simple design and
creativity. True masterpieces of mechanical and kinetic engineering amaze and fascinate with the use of
refined materials such as DLC (Diamond Like Carbon), ultra‐ high precision and innovative craftsmanship.
The line of pendula are made entirely out of milled pieces, with Graham escapement, a suspension spring,
and the invar pendulum rod with a temperature compensating tube (ensuring extreme precision even in the
presence of temperature changes).
Ciclotte – Accessories
The exclusive iPad and iPhone holder, launched in April 2012, will increase the level of entertainment
during the ride, living the user the possibility to watch movies, or listen to music.
This innovative accessory can be integrated with a package of electric devices: a receiver connected with
the mobile device and a cadence sensor attached to the pedal crank will let the user have information on
the workouts, such as current speed, average speed and distance covered.
Moreover, the lateral ends of the accessory will provide comfortable horizontal handlebars, in alternative or
addition to the vertical ones in carbon fiber of Ciclotte
Ciclotte – Awards & Nominations
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010
_Best Life Enhancer
_Design Object in Composite Material
_Qualitech Design Awards 2011
Condé Nast Traveller’s Innovation
and Design Awards 2011
FIBO Innovation Award 2011
_Awarded Fitness Tool of the Year in the Design Category
WT Award 2011
_Province of Milan Innovation Award in the Quality of Life category
Materialica Design Awards 2011
_Gold Award in the category Product
_ Photographer: Ezio Manciucca
_ Designer: Luca Schieppati