Means black rubber and is the result of a whimsical and recycle idea: to collect used bicycle tires from around the world, wash them so they do not rub off and turns them into smart unique belts. All belts are unique and are a fun gift idea.
The creative force and chief of Herskind Bikes is Jan Herskind. He has designed since the 70s. He is originally trained as an actor, but left quickly, however acting profession to devote himself to design. He quickly gained international recognition when he designed the “World Clock”, which was later exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Jan moved to Germany in the early 90s to focus on designing and building bikes. After having produced a number of smaller collections he had commercial success with Trollo cycle, which was sold in London and New York through a partnership with Donna Karan.Â He subsequently worked for several years for Jaguar and Mercedes with the development of bicycles sold in their names. Cooperation with Mercedes and Jaguar inspired January to start his own production of bicycles under the name Herskind Bicycles. The bikes should have the same qualities as luxury cars. The ambition was and is that Herskind Bikes is the alternative to the car for transportation in the city.