De Castelli Samotracia Copper Motorcycle
In the perfect combination of art and functionality, Italian industrial designer Mario Trimarchi has created the ultimate masterpiece.
Keeping up with the raw metal finishing and modern shapes concept associated with Italian furniture house De Castelli, the Samotracia motorbike sports a copper finish.
So as to complement the innovator’s design philosophy, he made use of an origami-inspired design.
Sharp folds and creases on the bodywork reflect the aesthetics of movement, thrilling motorcycle lovers even when at rest.
The geometrically inspired design of this street bike consists of a fender and body of unfinished copper. Over time, the material will oxidize, shifting from the look of a new penny to the perfect greenish patina.
Geometric folds surround the fairing, drawing inspiration from time-lapse photography with its jerking abruptness.
In keeping with the Italian history of long-standing design and art, the street bike’s oxidation process should take a century.
For every biking and design enthusiast, this will be a fantasy come to life.