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Ten Minutes With: Peter Richardson from Wren Bikes

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Graphic designer Pete Richardson designed the Wren bike for his girlfriend, Jenny (Wren, obviously), who was frustrated by unwieldy and oversized city bikes. Launched last year, the Wren bike is a small wheeled bicycle that doesn’t compromise on design or ride quality and is built to last. A new cycling classic.

And Peter is an in-demand sort of chap: the Wren bike has been raved about in Elle Decoration and The New York Times (as well as on the LLUSTRE Journal, of course).

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We spent ten minutes with Peter Richardson, to learn a little about his work, inspiration, and Robocop. Yep. This one comes with Robocop.

I MAKE bicycles, lovely bicycles.

I GREW UP: riding bicycles between YHAs in the Lake District

MY WORK IS SPECIAL BECAUSE: it’s well thought out and has the purpose. All my design ideas come from experience rather quick-fire concepts.


When I WORK I:
enjoy some peace and quiet. I KNEW I WANTED TO DO THIS WHEN: I couldn’t find a bike for my girlfriend and I knew there were others like her who were experiencing the same issues with bikes that were either too big, fell apart too easily or were a money-pit to …

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