Hot off the press! New cargo bike brand Butchers and Bicycles, established in November last year, just opened this amazing showroom in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen. I have never seen a bike shop like this, but then again I have never seen one run by the former head of design for Menu, so I suppose this was to be expected. It’s shock full of modern Danish design, and the walls of this converted 19th century stable are of course clad in classic butcher style tiles, suitable for the area.
I have considered getting a cargo bike, to get around the city with my daughter in an easy way and also to load with props for styling jobs as I don’t have a drivers license, but was a bit discouraged by their weight and stiffness. They just don’t seem enjoyable to ride. But after watching the video on Butchers and Bicycles’ site, I am excited to go on a test ride with this, as it seems to be something completely different! Hopefully I will have time for a visit next time I am in Cph.
Photo: Kristine Funch