Finally we have started production of ten framesets. It has been a really challenge to get here but great practical and moral support from many, many people has carried this project on. The first series differs from the breathtakingly rakish prototype in several ways to improve ride and practicality but the key features (centerhub steering, face-to-face childrens seat, short wheelbase) have not been touched .

We have introduced two transverse tubes, that serve to hold the box and that can be used to build individual Cargo areas from item D30 profiles, that fit through them. Additionally the frames feature built- in rear light, adjustable steering stops (3D printed!) and many more. Not the least: all steering components are now CNC´d to our spec.


We found it quite impossible to build the first series in 7020 aluminium for several reasons and finally decided on using laser-cut steel (CrMo and seamless precision tube) instead. The weight of the steel frame is almost exactly the same and it should be more comfortable to ride.

The same goes for the front wheel. The discs are pressed from (thinner!) steel now using the same tools, bolted and glued together and finally filled with a structural foam. This made the front wheel stronger but heavier. We are currently working on an alternative that should be much lighter.

The boxes consist of ultralightweight DuFLEX Balsa Core pannels from which the 3 parts are CNC-cut. and bonded with a high density epoxy adhesive mixture.

"just do it" has been the motto at the "Congress Future Logistics" on 13-14 September in Dortmund, that was organized by the Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML and the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr. At the Exibition you could see the Bastiaen Cargo on the booth of Cargobike Dortmund. Cargo Bikes can be an environmend friendly an efficient element in the logistics chain of industry 4.0.

Fotos © Fraunhofer IML


customesh, the 3D printed 21st century wickerwork and custer, the 3D printed furniture caster are presented at FurniPro Asia in Singapore from March 10th to 12th. The special exhibition area "3D Printing for the Furniture Industry" is curated by Sascha Peters from Haute Innovation. Many thanks for giving people over in asia a chance to experience our work.

Customesh was presented the first time at Interzum 2015 as innovation of interior. Read more in the Interview with the  Designer.


customesh is 21st century wickerwork. The laser sintered 3D-fabric can be used to refurbish old and new furniture and can be customized in pattern, gridsize contour and color. customesh is folded during production using a special algorithm, to occupy minimal space in the build chamber and be produced at a competetive price. Old and new furniture receive a contemporary look. customesh stretches to new horizons of furniture design

customesh | design by customind | Sven Bastiaen Schulz


At chinaplas 2014 Kautex Maschinenbau presents a fully reworked housing for the KCC series. The design is based on the design language developed by customind | Sven Bastiaen Schulz for the KBB series launched in 2013.



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