Musical celebrity Pharrell Williams collaborates once more with Domeau & Peres in creating a custom bicycle upholstered in nothing but the finest leather dubbed the Velo Bike.
The bike frame and fork have been crafted by hand in Brooklyn, NY by the company known as Brooklyn Machine Works. Both the bike’s frame and forks are made out of 4130 chromemoly seamless plane-grade steel tubing and has a frame size of 56. Once the frame and fork has been finished, the bike frame and parts are then sent to the Domeau & Peres workshop in Paris where the water buffalo leather is upholstered on to the whole bike by hand.
The idea came about in 2009 when both Pharrell and Domeau & Peres took a tour of Brooklyn Machine Works. The duo first teamed up for Pharrell William’s “Perspective Chairs” design project with the Parisian Perrotin Gallery.
Velo bikes are available in different leather colors but are limited only to one bike per color. Once a specific color of bike has been purchased it will no longer be available even for re-orders. These bikes are exclusively sold at the Gagosian shop with a price tag of 20,000 euros.