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The design of the Motoki Yoshio x Colnago color scheme started with analysing the geometry of the frame and the intersections of the parts from which it is composed. The different colors are arranged along the lines of the junctions. They are a tribute to the tradition of the Colnago C series. An iconic product, the ultimate expression of Italian carbon craftsmanship. The C68 represented a change in the C series, with the move away from the sharp edges of the junctions. Motoki Yoshio’s challenge was also to maintain and emphasise the C identity over a frame with more innovative shapes. In a first phase the Japanese designer traced the lines of the frame components and associated them with strong colors - as is typically the case in the design phase. The nuances came later, to give even more harmony and highlight even better the main components.
About Motoki Yoshio
Motoki Yoshio was born in Japan in 1975. He moved to Italy in 1997. After graduating in Transportation Design from IED Turin in 2001, he acquired a master’s degree in Transportation-Interface Design from IED Madrid. He joined Pininfarina in 2002; was seconded to Motorola in Miami from 2005 to 2006, and went freelance in Milan in 2011. He has won several international design awards including a IF Gold Award and Good Design Award, and was selected as an adjudicator for the Compasso d’Oro award in Italy in 2018.
Bike Specs Components
Frameset: Colnago C68 Road - Full Carbon
Handlebar: Colnago CC.01 integrated
Groupset: Campagnolo SuperRecord EPS 12x2 speed
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR flow carbon
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO 45
Tires: Pirelli PZero Race
Handlebar Tape: Colnago Grip black
Bottle Cages: Colnago carbon