Cycloc’s philosophy is simple, to design products that any cyclist will love to live with. By combining sculpted form and effortless function Cycloc create perfect products for integrating bicycles with interior spaces.
Cycloc is globally recognised as having created the market for design-led cycle storage and display solutions. Their class defining innovation has been recognised by awards from the cycling, industrial design, interior design and manufacturing sectors.
Their first product, Solo, was manufactured in 2006 and represented a turning point in how people store their bikes. They continue to lead in this sector with an evolving range of cycle storage products and accessories.
Each of his pieces is illuminated, signed and completely unique. They are mounted on a hand crafted, recycled, waxed and polished hardwood base to produce an exceptional statement piece for the home or office.
We ask Cycloc a few questions about their products, their history and what happens next:
How did the idea for Cycloc come about?
A hallway or living space booby trapped by bikes is a familiar experience for cyclists living in London. Cycloc Founder Andrew Lang set about creating a solution that would address the needs of living with bikes in high value interior spaces where utility space is minimal or nonexistent.
The resulting design, SOLO, uses the inherent rearward weight bias of a bike to define the form and provide an elegant and practical display system. SOLO has become a cornerstone of the Cycloc product range that now consists of seven products in many colours.
What has been your biggest surprise since starting the business?
There is a huge amount of goodwill and support from people wanting to see your idea succeed commercially, followed by surprise and delight when you make it happen particularly while maintaining a UK production base.
Who are Cycloc? What are your individual stories up to creating the brand?
The core Cycloc team consists of –
Dave Corrigan – Head of Sales
Clare Lowe – Business Operations
Andrew Lang – Founder and Designer
Dave managed many bike retail stores including Giant St Pauls before joining Cycloc. Clare’s background is in the built environment, from structural design to environmental impact assessment. Andrew has previously designed and developed many diverse products, taking an idea from concept to full specification is second nature.
Have you always worked in cycling, or has it previously been a hobby?
Cycling in all its forms has always been important to Andrew. Cycloc is the child of his profession and recreation. Andrew worked with several architectural and industrial design practices in London before completing a master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art. After founding an industrial design practice in 2003, he diversified into manufacturing and created Cycloc in 2006.
How do you imagine Cycloc changing over the next few years?
The focus for Cycloc over the next few years is to continue to expand our portfolio by creating new and relevant products for today’s cyclists.