Project: "DUMA"
Designer(s): Pranay Arun Kumar, India
Category: Outdoor and Exercise Equipment, Student
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Entry Description: Inspired from the lightweight, nimble and dynamic form of the Cheetah, DUMA is a road bike conceptualized for urban commuters and passionate riders. The frame is a harmonious combination of hand sculpted teak wood and mild steel, which compliments the aesthetic as well as the functionality of the product. While the wood gives a sculptural and dynamic form with a soft, comfortable ride, the mild steel fork, seatstays and chainstays provide strength and durability to withstand uneven roads.

About the Designer/Company
I am a 23 year old recent graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, specializing in the field of product design. I currently work in Delhi as a freelancer with work ranging from medical technology and lifestyle products to branding, film, and music. I play the drums and the tabla and have a strong interest in tennis and soccer. I am currently fascinated by philosophy and like reading about human evolution and different interpretations of the purpose of life. I would love to set up my own workshop someday and produce handcrafted and personalized products for a niche market.