The Charming Baker has just collaborated with Sir Paul Smith to produce an uber-sleek alloy track-bike. It can be seen balanced-vertically on a 'little surprise'. We like their style on this one.
Words by Charming Baker:
Six months ago I was approached to produce a work of art for London 2012 Britain Creates, a project designed to celebrate the year of London hosting the Olympic and Paralympic games.
The resulting piece, a collaboration with Sir Paul Smith, is called Triumph In The Face Of Absurdity. It’s a cast aluminium track bike on a Corten steel plinth with a little surprise holding it up.
It shouldn’t actually stand up, but somehow - thanks to some smart structural engineering (not mine) and some special steel designed (not by me) for suspension bridges - it does.
It’s been a pleasure working with Sir Paul who is a generous soul in love with the art world. Triumph In The Face Of Absurdity goes on show at the V&A Museum in London from Friday 6 July 2012.
If you're in London, do stop by and give it the once over. Or twice if you really feel like it.