“We are designers, why don’t we design something for ourselves?” – We asked each other last year when we couldn’t find a stylish and functional bicycle basket for our everyday commute. This is when PaperSpokes was born.
And we started to study existing solutions, and gathered a lot of new ideas. Then we experimented with functions and different materials, and developed designs of metal, wood, plastic and leather boxes, baskets and bags. More than 20 different product ideas were born, two of which we found to be worthy of implementation: two unusual wooden crates.
The final designs were developed last fall. Since then we’ve kept experimenting with the right materials and technologies to make the wooden crates resistant to all kinds of weather. It took us half a year to find the right technology assuring that no surface treatment is needed, the wood is resistant to the effects of sunshine, and its water absorption is minimal, so it does not warp and keeps its original shape even after heavy rainfalls.
We are a team of two architects and one designer:
Zsofia has constant desire for discovering new ideas, she already has new PaperSpokes products in her mind.
Agnes likes to experiment with new materials and unusual solutions, meticulous attention to detail characterizes her work.
Viri is a designer and businesswoman, functionality and efficiency are her keywords.