About the Work
Among the jurors was world-renowned artist and designer Viktor Shreckengost, a former student and professor at CIA. The jury selected three winning designs for possible fabrication, and LAND studio began fabricating four test models designed by German student Heide Walther entitled “Swing Rack.”
How It Started
In the spring of 2001, fifth year industrial design students from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) created bicycle rack designs for a juried competition.
LAND studio gifted the four racks to the City of Cleveland, and the racks were placed in front of City Hall and finished in a bronze color to match the buildings architectural elements. In addition to partnering with industrial design students, LAND studio partnered with the CIA’s graphic design department, the result of which was a catalog of every design accompanied by drawings, models, and measurements. In the summer of 2003, two additional bike racks were fabricated and placed in front of the newly expanded Cleveland Botanical Garden. Additionally, 3 prototypes have been fabricated for various test sites within the city.