Marie-Louise made her first prototype for the bicycle basket out of crochet tablecloths in her studio in Stockholm for an exhibition called "Tokyo Style" in Stockholm in 2004. The theme was "fika" (Swedish word for coffee break) meets Japanese "tea time". For Marie-Louise the best kind of "fika" is a picnic in the countryside. Since she prefers to travel by bicycle, it was natural for her to find a way to carry her fika on her bike. She chose an ornate material because it reminds her of her grandmother, who always baked seven different types of cookies for fika and served them on her finest crochet tablecloths. The basket is therefore both functional and emotional and if you turn the basket upside down you get a table that looks like it's covered with a sweet crochet tablecloth.
Educated at the Royal College of Art in London, Marie-Louise has a MA Degree in product design. Marie-Louise has created the perfect accessory for the urban cyclist. This Granny-chic bike basket is strengthened with a metal frame and comes with a set of hooks. This utlitarian basket in fresh green is easily detachable and has a useful strap so it may be carried while shopping. Made of polypropylene with a polyester strap.
Available in either kelly green, black or white
Dimensions: 18" width x 11.5" depth x 9.1" high
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