I’m not entirely sure who needs to see this art/design project from 2014, but I recently stumbled upon the bikepacking-friendly Randonneur Chair from UK-based Two Makers and found it too absurd and beautiful not to share. Handbuilt from Reynolds 631 steel, the Randonneur Chair’s design was inspired by the classic touring bikes made by the constructeurs of the 1940s and features sustainable Sapele hardwood rockers and saddle leather from Brooks England.
It’s great to see provisions for two sets of bottle mounts on the downtubes to help stay hydrated when you’re relaxing aggressively, and it comes with a small leather saddle bag for storing mid-rock essentials. Plus, just look at all that framebag space! We’re unsure of the Randonneur Chair’s asking price at the time of production, though perhaps that’s better left to the imagination. According to Two Makers, every chair in the limited-edition run was customized for each buyer and individually numbered.
However impractical it may be, it’s always refreshing to see such creative and ornate examples of craftsmanship that celebrate the bicycle, and we’re simply glad it exists.
You can learn a little more about the Randonneur Chair over at TwoMakers.co.uk.
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