From a distance, this bike looks like a stealthy cycle in plain black. Get a little closer though, and you’ll realise that it is, in fact, covered in luxurious crocodile skin.
A concept in “reclaiming mass produced and generic objects by re-issuing them as individual and unique pieces”, it was put together by Paris-based Watch Life With Curiosity. The handcrafted fixie required 90 hours to put together, much of that eaten up by its unique crocodile skin cladding.
Four reclaimed crocodile skins were used to wrap the lightweight aluminium frame, handlebar, saddle, brakes and pedals of the bicycle. The result costs $US20,000 though, which means you better really love crocodile skin if you’re going to get it. [Watch Life With Curiosity via Design Boom]