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Marie Claire (South Africa) - - AGENDA -

iWE’RE INVIT­ING OUR FAVOURITE STYLISH, INTHE-KNOW, GO-TO PEOPLE TO COM­PILE THE AGENDA SEC­TION EV­ERY MONTH AND SPILL THEIR LIFE­STYLE SE­CRETS. THIS IS­SUE, MEET THE MAN BE­HIND CY­COL­OGY ELEC­TRIC BI­CYLES, VIN­CENT TRUTER

am a cre­ative di­rec­tor, cu­ra­tor and so­cial en­tre­pre­neur with a sleek Jo­han­nes­burg-based elec­tric-bi­cy­cle com­pany called Cy­col­ogy. I’m a bit of a poly­math with a love for the cre­ative im­pulse and a pen­chant for new ways of en­gag­ing the city I live in. I used to be the youngest, odd­est and the bright­est. Now I am just the odd­est and my aes­thetic sen­si­bil­ity has taken an old-school turn. The fleet­ing plea­sures of fash­ion and de­sign have be­come less se­duc­tive, and the de­sign ob­jects I have come to ap­pre­ci­ate most seem to some­how live out­side taste or trend. As clichéd as it may seem, it looks like the term ‘time­less’ de­scribes the ob­jects I trea­sure. I am not talk­ing only about my pen­chant for things old and at­mo­spheric, finds in car-boot sales and auc­tions, but also those ex­tra­or­di­nary feats of con­tem­po­rary de­sign that just can­not be dated. Whether it’s a beau­ti­ful satchel that echoes post­man bags, or a raw ce­ramic bowl that seems Ja­panese but comes from the Kala­hari, own­ing these ob­jects has also be­come be­sides the point. In a way, it is more im­por­tant to en­counter them, to have a jour­ney that leads you to them, that’s how they come to truly be­long to you. I want to use these pages to cel­e­brate the people and ob­jects that have jour­neyed, which have gen­er­ated pres­ence in the world through a rich­ness of ex­pe­ri­ence, a tex­ture, a patina, a cer­tain time­less­ness.

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