Remember the luxurious Gillardeau food truck? Well, the luxury oyster brand’s lady boss Véronique has come back to Peugeot Design Lab for a new concept. This time, it’s a trike called “bistro bike”.
As we can see, the trike echoes the look of the aforementioned Marcelle food truck. A table covers the work surface and storage openings whilst on the move, and unfolds once the bike is stationary and becomes a serving bar.
The work surface features three storage compartments. The fridge keeps the day’s drinks and oysters cool, whilst another compartment is for cutlery and preparation accessories. There’s also a bin for storing the empty shells in once the picnic is over.
The back of the trike is tapered and secured with leather hinges, echoing the bonnet of a classic car. The touches of wood and stainless steel are inspired by oyster farming traditions, apparently. Its black lacquer finish and logo reflect the prestige of the brand, Peugeot says.
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The tricycle is large enough to carry food and drinks for 12 guests and is electrically assisted. There’s an in-wheel electric motor which appears to be sourced from Bosch. Its battery life gives a range of up to 160 km, and is enough to take it all over the Île de Ré island, Peugeot says.
Gillardeau is offering its tricycle for hire for friends and families for a picnic by the sea. “An all-new takeaway experience,” the brand says.
Together with the designers at Peugeot, we have come up with a design that suits the island. The concept of a food bike was key: our customers rent the trike and can stand up to the bar table to enjoy both their Gillardeau oysters and the panoramic views. I have christened the tricycle “Le Petit Gégé”, in homage to Gérard Gillardeau, the founder’s grandson. A keen cyclist, he hesitated to become a professional cyclist and an oyster farmer – Véronique Gillardeau, Co-Director