Oliver Klein’s Kanguru Makes Bicycle Child Seats More Portable, More Awesome
Anytime we can consolidate tools into as few pieces as possible with as many functions as possible, we’re pleased. The judges at the BraunPrize 2012 contest, themed “Genius Design for Everyday,” agree and awarded it a Gold.
The Kanguru’s parts are easily removable and replaceable. This makes cleaning a snap, an important feature given the intended cargo, and also makes it easier to replace a broken or worn part without sacrificing the entire unit. This, combined with it being made almost entirely of recyclable materials, reduces its ecological footprint.
The frame is designed to fit a range of people thanks to adjustable straps and harnesses. On the bike, they snap into each other to stay out of the way of wheels, gears and legs.
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Disassembly is easy and tool free.
A custom rear bike rack is conceived as part of the product. These renderings show it to be very much like the rear wheel skirt guards on Dutch bicycles.
It’s designed so the child may remain seated inside the carrier when transitioning from walking to biking and support them even while (they are) sleeping. The cherry on top? It stands upright on it’s own on flat ground.
Video of the device here.