Malle Bicyclette is a fine bike picnic basket created by the legendary Parisian firm Moynat Malletier, a manufacturer of trunks and suitcases, now part of the LVMH luxury emporium. The Moynat basket is made with waterproof fabric with overhangs that can become a useful table. Its stylized feminine design corresponds to the classic Dutch luxury style appropriate for a sophisticated picnic with enough space inside to neatly accommodate all the necessary elements for two people.
The top of the basket is meant to store flatware, secured by leather straps, and its compartments contain two aluminum thermos, crystal glasses, china, cups, and napkins. It also includes an appropriate drawer for snacks.
If this classic and elegant picnic basket meets your expectations, you must wait twelve months to buy one. Each piece has been entrusted to the hands of experienced artisans and craftsmen who use fine leathers and metals in their manufacture. The different models cost around US $37,000.
But the maximum expression of glamour on two wheels may be the exclusive Gold Bike Crystal Edition by the Scandinavian design firm Aurumania: a handmade bicycle plated with 24K gold and generously decorated with over 600 Swarovski crystals.
This bike is a true work of art on wheels. Made of the finest leather, the comfortable Brooks saddle and the handlebar grips are handmade. With a price of approximately US $103,000, the Gold Bike Crystal Edition is not only the world’s most expensive bike: being a limited edition of only 10 copies, this extravagant bicycle is a true collector’s item. ■