Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 30th, 2011 at 10:45 am
The list of entrants for the 2011 Oregon Manifest Design Challenge is now posted online. The builders, who will compete to build the ultimate utility bike, include some of the most innovative and respected builders in America today. In total there are 34 builders from 11 states and six student teams.
Last month we were at the event launch where organizers unveiled Levi's as the title sponsor and introduced a trio of exciting "Creative Collaborations" (select bike builders partnered with leading industrial design firms).
In addition to those collaborations, below is the full list of builders and design schools that will test themselves in this unique challenge. The list has an intriguing mix of well-known names in the custom bike world, along with new names that you likely haven't heard of before. Also of note is how some builders have formed teams to help approach the project...
Art and Industry
Baylis Handmade Cycles
Bilenky Cycle Works
Cielo by Chris King
Folk Engineered / Discovery Charter School
Ira Ryan Cycles
Manuel Saez and Horse Cycles
Team Joe Bike + Antload
Team Simple Bike Co.
Team Townsend Cycles
Terra Nova Cycles
Tsunehiro Cycles and Silas Beebe/ID +
California College of the Arts
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
The Art Institute of Portland
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Oregon
All builders will be working on the same set of criteria as laid out by Oregon Manifest. I have to hand it to the organizers, this event is shaping up to be something very special. There's no way this amount of talent can come together and not come up with some amazing.
Learn more about each builder and team at OregonManifest.com/constructors.
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- Vote on your favorite Oregon Manifest design collaboration entry
- Oregon Manifest unveils '09 show details: Builders will be put to the challenge
- First look inside the Constructor's Design Challenge