Vancouver-based design start-up Killwood has created the first sustainable modern Bika bike rack crafted from pine beetle kill wood. Due to warming climatic conditions in British Columbia, Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic is prevailing in Canadian forests. The pine beetles have killed nearly 18 million hectares of trees in the region so far. But to make the best out of this dismal situation, Killwood is creating Bika from that devastated wood. The firm utilizes only affected trees to form something practical and useful for urban cyclists.
Made from naturally blue-streaked wood, the Bika bike rack is minimal and elegant storage solution for bikes. The wall-mounted bike rack will elegantly display your ride in your living room, making it a stylish home decor object when not in use. Apart from being a practical bike storage unit, it also doubles up as a handy shelf to hold some frequently used items such as books, keys, home decor objects, and other small items.
Whether you’re a weekend biker, a hardcore cyclist, or a fixed gear fanatic, you’ll love Bika’s blend of sustainability and contemporary design. Killwood is currently seeking funds for the Bika bike-rack on Kickstarter here.