Manuel Rosell

Hang with your bike off the road, too.

Where the heck is is the city cyclist supposed to store her bike in her small apartment? A new concept by the Chilean designer Manuel Rosell and the company Chol1 offers a deceptively simple answer: Why, in your furniture, of course.

The company’s 2016 catalog shows off eight functional sofas, chairs, benches, and desks, all with specialized slots for a sleek urban bicycle. It’s up to you to keep your bike clean enough for the indoors.

“Angulo” (Manuel Rosell)
“Arrimo” (Manuel Rosell)
“Banca” (Manuel Rosell)
“Basico” (Manuel Rosell)
“Buffet” (Manuel Rosell)
“Escritorio” (Manuel Rosell)
“Sillon” (Manuel Rosell)
“Zen” (Manuel Rosell)

Furniture, $49 to $445 at Facebook.

About the Author

Aarian Marshall
Aarian Marshall

Aarian Marshall is a contributing writer to CityLab. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Most Popular

  1. Postcards showing the Woodner when it used to be a luxury apartment-hotel in the '50s and '60s, from the collection of John DeFerrari
    Equity

    The Neighborhood Inside a Building

    D.C.’s massive Woodner apartment building has lived many lives—from fancy hotel to one of the last bastions of affordable housing in a gentrifying neighborhood. Now, it’s on the brink of another change.

  2. Equity

    The Poverty Just Over the Hills From Silicon Valley

    The South Coast, a 30-mile drive from Palo Alto, is facing an affordable-housing shortage that is jeopardizing its agricultural heritage.

  3. Life

    Why a City Block Can Be One of the Loneliest Places on Earth

    Feelings of isolation are common in cities. Let’s take a look at how the built environment plays into that.

  4. Design

    The Military Declares War on Sprawl

    The Pentagon thinks better designed, more walkable bases can help curb obesity and improve troops’ fitness.

  5. Equity

    This Chart Tool Shows How City Centers Are Doing Better Than Inner Suburbs

    A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.