Glass bicycle travels to Shanghai


The first functional glass bicycle in the world now is seen in the Shanghai Museum of Glass as part of its permanent collection.

Latvian glass artist and designer Artis Nimanis together with his colleague Gatis Vasiljevs created the glass bicycle to prove that such a fragile material as glass can be strong and durable. The glass bicycle has proved itself not only as unique piece of contemporary design but as well as functional item. The bicycle weighs 21 kg; weight of glass details - 13 kg.

In autumn, 2016 the Shanghai Museum of Glass bought the glass bicycle as part of its permanent collection. In addition to the bicycle, the video about Artis Nimanis and how the bicycle has been created is shown at the museum.