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The Alfa: Cardboard Bicycle by Izhar Gafni

“The Alfa” is a sustainable cardboard bicycle that is sturdy and waterproof, weighs around 9kg and can be manufactured at about $10 per unit.

The bike was created by Israeli engineer Izhar Gafni:

“The idea is like Japanese origami. You fold it once and then it doesn’t become twice the strength, it’s almost three times the strength. So I took it from there and did the same thing with cardboard.”

Israeli investment group ERB is currently fundraising and developing the bicycle for production, in partnership with Gafni.

via Dezeen ERB’s website

Industrial Design Vehicle Design Video & Motion Posted on November 21, 2012