Meet Eleven: Bike Parking with a Colorful Personality

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Eleven is a contemporary bike rack design from Forms+Surfaces that pairs the exceptional performance of stainless steel with color and finish options that put creative control at your fingertips.

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Eleven Bike Racks consist of tubular elements in two heights, a top plate connecting the two, and a base plate (for surface-mount models)—all in stainless steel.

The form itself is elegantly simple and offers secure bike parking for one or two bikes.

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From a functional standpoint, Eleven’s design supports most bikes in multiple places and accommodates standard U-locks. The width between vertical elements allows cyclists to lock one or both wheels and the stainless steel used in Eleven’s construction is highly resistant to cutting—an aspect that lends its own level of property-protecting security.

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The Eleven Bike Rack was a study in functional materiality. Our goal was to bring the strength and sophistication of stainless steel to a minimal form that would inspire trust, while still blending into a myriad of architectural settings. As with all our product design and development, we strive for the highest level of fit and finish. The final design is as clean as possible, monolithic tubes piercing a solid plate, void of unfinished welds, while still offering the opportunity to configure and customize to make your own. Eleven is a result of internal design, prototyping, and engineering working together to achieve a uniquely Forms+Surfaces solution.

Adam Tripp, Design Director, Forms+Surfaces 

Visually, the beauty of Eleven’s design lies in the way it allows you to mix and match colors and finishes on a single bike rack.

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In terms of combining colors and finishes, options vary per model: Eleven Bike Racks can be surface mounted or cast in place, and each style offers different opportunities.

For surface-mount models, shown above and below at right, up to two finishes/colors can be used: one for the upright tubular elements and base plate, and one for the top plate.

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For cast-in-place models, shown below and at left above, up to three finishes/colors can be used: one each for the tubular elements and a third for the top plate.

Whether you opt for the sophisticated look of stainless steel, add pops of color, mix colors and finishes, or go with a single powdercoat color, the choice is yours.

Eleven’s versatile finish options make it easy to align with site-specific aesthetics, call attention to bike parking areas, or coordinate with a property’s wayfinding programs or color and branding themes.

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Add to the equation Eleven’s durable stainless construction and you get a bike rack that’s at home virtually anywhere: universities, corporate campuses, museums, malls, libraries, parks, city centers, public plazas, and more.

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To see how you can bring Eleven’s colorful personality to your projects, visit the Eleven Bike Rack product page.

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