Warmer weather delivers a few extra excuses for breaking out a bicycle for your work commute — or for just taking a break during a long day in your home office. In honor of tomorrow’s Bike to Work Day, here’s how a few work spaces accommodate the larger, sometimes unwieldy bodies of bicycles into their interior design (something we know a little bit about here at Herman Miller).
With only 875 square feet to work with, the inhabitants of this New York City space had to think smart — and look up — when it came to bicycle storage. “Storing our bikes was an issue as they’re always visible,” says apartment dweller Jeremy. “Thus, we chose minimal bikes, such that they simultaneously served as an unobtrusive decorative elements when stored in our rooms.” (Photo: Jason Loper for Apartment Therapy)
The Boulder, Colorado, office of advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky serves up plenty of parking space for bike commuters. (Photo: This Ain’t No Disco)
Alone and set against crisp, white walls, a bicycle in the Silver Lake, California-based office of Warren Techentin Architecture makes a striking statement. (Photo: Warren Techentin)
In Los Angeles, a pair of bicycles also go vertical in the home office of stylist Amy Pigliacampo and husband Corey Szopinski. (Photo: Bethany Neuart for Apartment Therapy)
The compact size of artist and designer Ryan Brinkerhoff’s apartment in Columbus, Ohio, ensures that more substantial everyday items, like his bike, must live right alongside his other furnishings. (Photo: Ryan Brinkerhoff)
Andre Andreev and G. Dan Covert of Dress Code (the studio that helped create the stop-motion video for our recent “Everywhere in Your Day” Contest) make ample room for bikes in their downtown New York City space. (Photo: Dress Code)
Top photo: Jay Fletcher