Maybe he’s been keeping it under his hat? For Pharrell Williams, happiness extends beyond high fashion, killer dance moves and armloads of music awards to co-ownership of a bicycle company: Brooklyn Machine Works.
His latest velo-collaboration is a luxe fixed-gear bicycle covered entirely in hand-stitched water buffalo skin. Brooklyn Machine Works, which produced the frame and fork (for aficionados: 4130 chromoly seamless airplane grade steel tubing) teamed with Parisian master craftsmen Domeau and Pérès.
The bicycle, in a happy shade of yellow, is currently available exclusively – for a reported $16,500 — through Atelier Courbet, an emporium of fine decorative goods and furnishings at 175/177 Mott Street in Manhattan.
Williams, who caught the BMX bug as a youngster, memorably rode onto the red carpet of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with a group of friends on BMX bikes. He previously collaborated with the skateboard and apparel brand Element on an Element X Brooklyn Machine Works bicycle.