Robin Mather is one of only a handful of artisan frambuilders, who was commissioned by the Design Museum in London, to build one of his bespoke frames for its Cycle Revolution exhibition.
The exhibit has been billed as, “a celebration of the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition and looks at where design and innovation may take the riders of the future.”
In addition to exhibiting his work, Mather will also participate in a framebuidling workshop, demonstrating the tools, materials and skills that combine to create one of his glorious frames.
In the past, Mather was again part of a select few framebuilders, who were chosen by Rapha to build frames for its exclusive UK Continental Project, which was part of the Bespoked Bristol Bike show in 2012, for which Mather won best in show.
words from Mather and Boneshaker Magazine…
“I design and fabricate steel frame bicycle frames. I make them one at a time in a small workshop in central Bristol. I make bikes that I understand from my experience as a cyclist. I see beauty in bikes as functional objects not as ornaments. I aspire to make bikes that are useable, durable and versatile.”
“Robin was the perfect craftsman to build a bike for Boneshaker book project Mind is the Ride. Mind is the Ride is about a bicycle journey from Bristol to India and an imaginative journey from Western to Eastern philosophy. The book is being crowdfunded and needed a top pledge to sum up the project. Robin has been asked to build a one of a kind bike frame. Not only will the frame be a complete one off to fit the rider but it will be stencilled with all the philosophers mentioned in the journey, alongside the bike parts they’re associated with. One discerning cyclist will one day be riding a literal and metaphorical version of the book they’ll be reading.”
“Robin Mather’s love of craft and his careful work with bikes, sits alongside the meditative space and beauty of riding these elegant machines. In an increasingly fragmented world this is a rare and joyous piece of joined up thinking.” Jet McDonald, author of Mind is the Ride and Boneshaker Magazine
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