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Bike lane divider design 

There’s been a lot in the news the past year about bike lanes – cities worldwide have installed pop-up ones during the pandemic and are now looking at how to make them a permanent fixture. There are so many ways to achieve this and many different types of cycle lane divider – from a simple […]

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Design innovation at the start of 2021

2020 was a challenging year in so many ways, but it gave us the opportunity to understand just how much it is necessary for our societies to change. Taking care of the environment, our health and other challenges that rose to the surface during the global pandemic, all forcing us to re-evaluate our profession of […]

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Designing for cycling after lockdown

One of my unexpected highlights during our strict lockdown in Spain was making the short trip to the end of the road to throw our rubbish away every couple of days! The first time, as usual, I kept to the pavement, crossing the street at the zebra crossing, looking both ways before I did so. […]

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What’s next for our public spaces?

In Spain, the Covid-19 lockdown has been one of the strictest in the world. Only one adult at a time is allowed out only to go to the supermarket or the pharmacy. For six long weeks, children were not allowed to leave home at all. As of this week we are finally allowed outside for […]

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What is urban furniture?

It’s easy sometimes to forget that what you do every day in your work and the words you use in your field might not be that clear to those outside it. An important part of our work at Neko is designing urban furniture – but one question we get quite often is what does that […]

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Inclusive furniture design for cycling infrastructure

I’d like to write about inclusive urban furniture design for cycling infrastructure, and the way in which we can use design to encourage bicycle use in cities by basing our thinking on the needs and problems facing cyclists and their environment. Twelve years ago, we started Neko as an Industrial Design and Architecture studio. We […]

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Design as a team effort

By Alice Pegman For 12 years, I have been a non-designer in the world of industrial design. Over time, through our work at Neko and our many collaborations with people from all different backgrounds, I have come to appreciate that great design is that which stems from a fusion of ideas, experiences and points of view. We […]

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Bikeathon 2017

It was a great honour for us to be involved in the Bikeathon 2017 event alongside the British Embassy in Mexico and Jacaranda Education. According to Michael Beckwith from Jacaranda Education, the idea behind this initiative was to promote innovation, educational, scientific and technological projects which strengthen the relationship between Mexico and Great Britain; while at […]

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