Let's go cycling... inside the bar!

Reused and recycled old bicycles in Bucharest’s old city

by Serena L. Rosato
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INTERIOR DESIGN_ Bike addicted? We know this would be the right place for you. Located in Bucharest’s old city, Bicicleta is a characteristic bar with an unique concept: reusing and recycling old bicycle parts, turning them into furniture and lighting fixtures, all mixed well with in an industrial décor of the old city.

Collaboration between Open Space Design, a young design Bucharest based officeand the bar’s owner Stefan Ciobotaru, the bar reflects the latter’s childhood love for bikes and everything that has to do with them. 

 

 

 

 

The main parts were purchased from Great Britain, and are mainly from the 1930’s, combined with a great part of elements recovered from Romania’s once oldest and largest bike factory Pegas, now permanently closed.

Using the saddles from the classical Pegas Kent, a bike that was popular in the 70’s communist Romania together with defining elements from track bikes, the bar’s entire furniture is laced with a great variety of bicycle parts that add extra detail and contribute to the general ambiance.

The sporty atmosphere is completed by the savoury cocktails prepared by Stefan himself, after recipesmade-up based onthe costumer’s taste or the bartender’s inspiration.

 

 






 

Photo © Cristian Vasil

 

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  • Serena L. Rosato

    Architect

    Bari / Italy

    Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and delicate irony . Vigilant to detail and distracted by the novelty , constantly in search of the beauty of things. Declared dependence on travel, museums and shoes .)

References
Bicicleta 25

Bicicleta

Bucharest / Romania / 2013