Matthias Broda-Wooden Ebike Science Meets Sustainability

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(Excerpt) Interview with Matthias Broda : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Matthias Broda : the main principle idea was to create an e-vehicle, with a mostly regulated CO2 balance. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Matthias Broda : By the principle idea we had to find a material that grows in your area, and would be able to fulfil the requirements. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Matthias Broda : to create an ecology-sensitive bike flotilla .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Matthias Broda : almost 2 years .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Matthias Broda : first it was pure inspiration than you want to bear this challange .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Matthias Broda : that depends, didn´t made a decision yet .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Matthias Broda : driven by emotions .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Matthias Broda : no .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Matthias Broda : Potential owners are design affine city slickers with an environmental awareness – an ever­ expanding target group. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Matthias Broda : there is no other wooden ebike at this time at the market .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Matthias Broda : wooden ebike is what it means .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Matthias Broda : pencils, typical wood tools .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Matthias Broda : the shape .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Matthias Broda : with the cooperation with the Faculty of Wood Science and Technology of the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE) .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Matthias Broda : Science meets Sustainability .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Matthias Broda : to research, we had to create a torsion machine to learn which power will destroy the wood .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Matthias Broda : to get the best performance between thickness wood laminates, flexibility and weight .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit yo.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Matthias Broda on Wooden Ebike Science Meets Sustainability at ]

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