Wait. Pharrell Owns an NYC Bicycle Company?


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.


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