Design, fitness, furniture

An exercise in style

The Project

Ciclotte is the evolution of Ciclò, a concept of monocycle studied for a sustainable mobility, that since 2007 is part of the permanent collection of the Italian Design Museum, “La Triennale” di Milano).

Piece of design / fitness tool / decoraction object, Ciclotte is the pure expression of contemporary living, where work and relations, exercise and entertainment share fluid spaces and the same dimension, in a constant dialogue. Fitness is no more relegated to its functional aspects and its boundaries with design blur.

Idea, form and technology combines themselves to offer inimitable style and elegance within the most varied living contexts: from home to office, from gym to outdoor.

Ciclotte is product entirely Made in Italy by using high-tech materials like carbon and glass fibres, and it is the first exercise-bike which features an electro-magnetic resistance system with fly-wheel turns multiplier transmission, able to replicate the feeling or riding on the road.

The Company

The MULTIside of design

Tracing the humanity of function in an object’s shape: this is what it means to see and feel the beauty of objects that embody the desire for an ideal relationship between us, our bodies and the world.

Design is the heart of things, the language, sign, code, and secret that gives shape and identity to both very old objects, perfect and elementary, as well as to others that are technological and complex such as our electronic devices or cars. True design is always singular, unique, and specific; but it is also plural, connective, abundantly resonant, and always MULTIDESIGN.

MULTIDESIGN, the company founded for producing and distributing the Ciclotte brand, offers an entire range of services linked to managing product design projects, ensuring close collaboration between the 3 macro-processes and the connections amongst the various phases:

from
creativity
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analysis of market, needs, trends
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idea, concept, sign
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planning, research, design
and
production
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engineering, design, prototyping, tests
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production, technologies, suppliers, assembly
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logistics, storage, transport, shipping
to
dissemination
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communications, image, messages, media, tone, style, video, brochures, websites
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promotions, events, tradeshows, pr
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distribution, sales, network, sales channels, companies and brands in the design industry.

The Designer

Luca Schieppati
When an idea becomes a real product

Italian / born in 1979: after high school, he earned a Degree in Industrial Design from the Polytechnic of Milan. He is a professor at the European Design Institute (IED Moda Lab) where he teaches courses in graphic art and computer graphics.

In 2007, he served as spokesman of the “Muoviti” competition of ideas together with Roberto Giolitto (Fiat 500) and Marco Lambro (Piaggio Mp3).  In December 2007, he took part in the Triennial Design Museum at the Milan Triennial, with Ciclò project.

His projects have been included in large national and international exhibitions (“The New Italian Design” – Milan/Madrid; “Milan Made in Design” – Peking/Shanghai; “Festival of Creativity” – Florence; DAS Designer after School – Rome).