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Exhibitions > Introduction / Galit Gaon

The bicycle exhibition showing in the Museum is the first of a series presenting everyday objects, the hidden heroes of our life. In these exhibitions we will be tracing the course of their development, examining cross-sections of technology and material, and aspects of practicality, functionality, and of course reviewing the place of these objects from cultural perspectives.

The bicycle exhibition at Design Museum Holon traces an object that is familiar to each and every one of us, an object that is used daily by millions of people all over the world. It is and has been the simplest and most efficient individual mode of transportation throughout history, whose characteristic structure has remained virtually unchanged on the one hand, while on the other it challenges the limits of innovative thinking in designers, inventors, cyclists, and industrialists all over the world. This exhibition presents four chapters in the life of the bicycle:

* Presented along the time continuum is the abridged history of the bicycle's development from 1790 to the present day by means of twenty bicycles, documentary films, and historical information.

* A review of the bicycle industry in Israel is presented in the Lower Gallery space, from an extensive industry that flourished in Israel up to the 1970s, to the exclusive manufacturers operating today.

* In the Upper Gallery space, 43 iconic bicycles from the world's biggest private bicycle collection are presented for the first time. This is a unique opportunity to see bicycles from the turn of the century alongside those used by paratroopers, to bicycles that won the renowned bicycle race - the Tour de France.

* And presented in the Design Lab are the most innovative projects from Israel and around the world that are enriching and enthralling the bicycle world today.

By means of two wheels, a chain, and a handlebar, we invite you to embark on a two-wheeled journey of design at its best.

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ICM Israeli bicycles | Free Wheel
ICM (Israel Cycling Manufacture), 1961 | photo: Mula Eshet

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