Mazda Built a Sofa and a Bike, and They Look Amazing

The Mazda Motor Corporation builds many things – sporty roadsters, nimble hatchbacks, and popular crossovers – but markedly absent from the global automaker's lineup are, well, bicycles and sofas. Admittedly, it isn't a natural product progression.  Nevertheless, Mazda is flexing its design muscles with two new bike and sofa concepts, inspired by the company's 'Kodo' design language, which speaks to the “soul of motion.” Both bike and sofa will be on display in Milan, Italy at the new Mazda Design: The Car as Art exhibition, as well as a Mazda-inspired copper wine cooler. Just don't expect versions of these to show up at your local dealership anytime soon. RELATED: Take a closer look at the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata In car form, the Kodo language evokes swift, flowing yet purposeful lines – just look at the Mazda3 and Mazda6 supermodels – and that design of motion translates well beyond the four-wheeled world. Mazda's 'Sofa by KODO' concept marks the collaboration of Mazda designers and Italian furniture makers, featuring chrome trim and a subtle red accent within its folds of black leather. The 'Bike by KODO' concept is described as a track racer, featuring minimalist design cues and built with the least number of parts as possible. According to Mazda, the frame was formed from a single sheet of steel, and the seat features hand-stitching reminiscent of the 2016 MX-5 Miata weave. RELATED: Meet the '73 Volkswagen Thing with a turbocharged Mazda RX-7 heart ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide 

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