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100 years Pastoe

28 Feb 2013
I traveled to Rotterdam last weekend to catch the opening of a remarkable exhibition that celebrates a birthday that is as old as the Tour of Flanders or the Tour de France. I'm talking 100 years of existence! There aren't many companies that last that long, especially in the furniture business. It all started On 13 April 1913, a small traditional firm called the 'Utrechtse Machinale Stoelen Meubelfabriek' opened its doors in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in The Netherlands.
Vintage looking bikes, you see them everywhere, and they are becoming a rather popular sub category. Like with anything else, it's an art to create them just right without overdoing it. There is one Belgian company that masters the art of handmade bicycles like no other and they are called Achielle.