You see, rather than wasting energy bending bamboo into useable shapes, Vittouris manipulates the stalks as they grow by tensioning them over a reusable structure. In this way, the bamboo grows to form the skeleton of the Ajiro and requires no mechanical molding or shaping prior to use. Though a striking example of sustainable design, the Ajiro is functional too. With pedals, a leafy roof and three wheels, this trike can go as far as your legs will take you.
The Ajiro is one of numerous finalists for the James Dyson Award – part of the Australian Design Awards.
[Source: Inhabitat, State of Green]