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).
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 …