Whereas it’s true that LiveWire has a sure imaginative and prescient of the long run, it desires to impress extra than simply bikes. Take CURRENT, its design co-op, which is clearly meant to impress imaginations with its interdisciplinary creations. Artists from a wide range of fields got here collectively to craft the primary CURRENT challenge, Dr. Woo’s customized LiveWire One, which he calls Silent Dancer.
Tattoo artist Dr. Woo got here along with Mikey Ojeda of Bleach Design Werks, in addition to SMCO, GoodArt Hlywd, Race Service, and Bcomp to breathe life into this challenge. Race Service is the place the LiveWire CURRENT residency relies, and the place Ojeda coordinated the opposite artists to convey Dr. Woo’s bike design to fruition. (On the similar time, Woo and Ojeda concurrently got here up with the capsule streetwear assortment that’s being given away on the LiveWire web site on the time of writing.)
The design course of is chronicled in a YouTube video sequence on LiveWire’s channel, which provides an outline of the preliminary design, numerous steps alongside the way in which, and likewise the finished challenge. As with every good challenge, the actually cool elements are within the particulars—similar to Bcomp’s Amplitex materials, which it used to craft customized bodywork for the LiveWire. As a substitute of utilizing boring outdated carbon fiber, they used a brand new materials fabricated from flax fiber—which they are saying is much less soiled and is extra sustainable, however affords some superb visible enchantment.
Over at GoodArt Hlywd, a number of sterling silver element items have been hand-crafted utilizing what they name a subtractive technique of any a part of the silver block that doesn’t belong to the completed form they’ll visualize of their thoughts’s eye. You’ll hear sculpters in a number of media discuss subtractive processes so much, and the significance of visualizing your completed object earlier than you begin engaged on bringing it forth out of your media. It doesn’t matter if nobody else can see it at first; so long as the artist can see it and may stroll themselves by the steps to convey it out, then quickly sufficient, everybody else will see it, too.
Ultimately, all of the items come collectively from the varied artists concerned in bringing Dr. Woo’s imaginative and prescient to life, and the completed bike is what you see on this video. What do you assume?