People sure do love to meddle with the traditional tube layouts of the bicycle, in the name of form. Personally, I don’t mind and this Vanhulsteijn looks interesting enough. I like the frame treatment more than anything!
Here’s a synapsis:
“Exclusively for Sotheby’s Dutch designer Herman van Hulsteijn created a very special edition of 9 extraordinary Vanhulsteijn bicycles covered in a dazzling coat of Japanese Urushi lacquer and gold leaf.”
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