Oregon Manifest returns


Oregon Manifest launched its second design competition for bikes, which this year will be backed by Levi’s.

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Oregon Manifest launched its second design competition for bikes, which this year will be backed by Levi’s.

The nonprofit began in 2008 to support craft bicycle design and the blossoming bike culture in Portland.

At a kickoff party in Northwest Portland Thursday, Oregon Manifest revealed the design criteria for its second biannual competition and announced that three top-shelf design firms would participate in the challenge, teaming with bike builders to introduce new bike designs. IDEO of Palo Alto, Calif., fuseproject of San Francisco and Ziba Design in Portland will participate in the Creative Collaborations portion of the design competition.

“We’re looking for the ultimate modern utility bike: a bike designed as an integrated tool for living that is yet to be found on the retail floor,” said Shannon Holt, a designer and Oregon Manifest board member, in a press release.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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