We are incredibly fortunate to collaborate with Caren Hartley on Adley FIXI-T1. Caren is the founder of Hartley Cycles (www.hartleycycles.com) , a company that makes beautiful bespoke bicycles tailored to each client.
We have admired Caren’s work since seeing her bike in the Cycle Revolution exhibition at The Design Museum London in 2016. Caren embodies unique skills; having trained as a jeweller and silversmith, she worked in various metalwork and large-scale public art before deciding to focus her creativity on the bicycle.
The collaboration process took around one year, an invaluable design process involving workshop visits, numerous design brainstorming and advice that distilled the design of FIXI-T1 to its final design – a watch that reminds of cycling and being outdoor.