Brooklyn Navy Yard bike racks by Ferra Designs
Andrew Kimball, President of the Brooklyn Navy Yard asked me to come up with some interesting, non traditional ideas for Bike Racks. I spent several hours with Daniella Romano over at The Navy Yard Archives Department looking at drawings and imagery taken in the Yard going back more than a century. Seeing the original deposit check written in 1860 for building for the USS Monitor, the first Ironclad warship was truly inspirational. I decided to then deconstruct a ship and have a little fun with the proportions and gesture. This is what I came up with. Much thanks to Bernardo, Patrick and the rest of the Ferra team. These pieces are a great addition to the Yard and you can actually chain a bike to them.