Industrial Designer Tom Karen Dies

Tom Karen, the British designer who counted the Raleigh Chopper bicycle and the Bond Bug three-wheeled car among his career highlights, died on New Year’s Eve reports The Guardian.

Go behind the projects on his website, where you’ll find sketches, prototypes and snapshots from a creative life fully lived:, charmingly organized by epoch:

The Scimitar GTE – from Karen’s website: Reliant Times

The toy for Kiddicraft – from Karen’s website: Marble Run Times

Pic by BulldozerD11 – Chopper

The Raleigh Chopper – Look at the renderings! – from Karen’s website: Chopper Times

Pic by Mick from England – Bond Bug 3 Wheeler

The Bond Bug, which served as the platform for the Star Wars Land Speeder – from Karen’s website: Bug Times


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