David Torrents designs the limited edition Brompton City-inspired – starring Barcelona!
After last year’s London Brompton, the company has released a new limited edition inspired by a major city. In April a Barcelonese version was born. It was designed by the multidisciplinary David Torrents and its the most eye-catching Brompton to date.
Barcelona Brompton is an S6L model, with straight handlebars and executed in bright blue and orange – colours chosen by Torrents from the brand’s catalogue and thought to most represent the city’s image and vitality.
The bike comes with a personalised S Bag, whose flap represents the pavements and tiles that are emblematic of Barcelona – an inspiration for the designer along with the grid-like layout of the city’s Eixample district. “When I was young, I used to stroll through the city, observing all its ornamentation, the posters and street art,” says Torrents. “Now that I am older and move around by bike, I still see inspiration in the streets of Barcelona. I hope this is reflected in the project – a new Brompton inspired by my city – Barcelona.”
Paul Williams, the designer of the Brompton, worked alongside Torrents on the project. He has commented that “the result is spectacular in the way it has referenced the city as much as its daring and attractive design.”
The bicycle boasts all the ‘Brompton’ details – a bike that has become a must for urbanites who love to exercise and pedal around their city.
This limited edition City Brompton collection has only produced 400 models globally. The first, London Brompton, was released in 2012 – and designed by the illustrator Vic Lee. This years is Barcelona’s turn, an obvious choice given the popularity of the bicycles in the city, host to the first Brompton World Championship as well as in 2006 and 2007.