DINA, e-bike rack
The “DINA” project includes the rack for parking and recharging e-bikes as well as a totem element that signals the presidium DINAclub, the new circuit resulting from the collaboration between Repower and Komoot – a reference app for planning and navigating routes for outdoor sports. DINA is designed to offer a service to cyclists by bars, restaurants and hotels in different urban and suburban contexts. It can be installed both indoors and outdoors, and is part of electrified circuits that are integrated into the system of Italian cycle paths.
The rack formally represents the iconic figure of the trestle, expressing through a few geometric elements the “leisure” spirit of this product without ignoring the need for intuitive use by the user. The choice of materials and the attention to detail communicate reliability, cleanliness and solidity, coherently with the nature of a service tool that must be integrated into architectural and environmental contexts of various kinds.
The design as a whole combines functional needs, low-cost production, guaranteed ease of maintenance and integration of a communication support for the managers of bars, restaurants and hotels. The playful spirit of this figure as well as the choice of finishes and colors is designed consistently with the brand.
The horizontal beam allows to anchor seven bikes by docking them through the saddle to the central stainless steel tubular element and to recharge four of them at the same time thanks to the four sockets with protective cover. All tubular elements are obtained from a custom aluminum extrusion die.