I have always been fascinated by the DIY philosophy. I have constantly tried to apply it in all my hobbies and especially when I wanted to have something which could suit my everydaylife needs. Following the same principal, a little while ago I took away from the dust and fixed “the old” family sewing machine, which was stored in the cellar and went somehow forgotten…a little cleaning to the machinery, some generous oiling, a new condensator for the electric pedal and here it is, starting spinning again, as a new one would do!
Maybe because of childhood remembrances or simply because of the genetic heritage of a taylor mom, I felt immediately at ease and confortable both with pedals and fabrics running under my hands. From the first warm ups till the first sewed pair of straps the step was really quick and the steps from the first to the second and third pair became even quicker.
In very short time, I found myself sewing straps and belts for friends and friends of friends. Then the challenge of creating a customed messenger bag occured. The final result was reached after days of drafts and tests, which at the end turned out to be indeed rewarding. Not even the time to enjoy the successful outcome, that people started asking more:”could you make a bigger one for me as well?”
This is the story of Bark, with its straps, its customed messenger bags and its accessories. Bark is a challenge. It’s an attempt to create something, which satisfies me and is useful for all the people, who share the same passion I have for cycling. Bark is for everybody who can’t do without using the bike to move around the city, playing bikepolo and breaking rims trick by trick. By the way, as for all of you, I appreciate and wait always impatiently for feedbacks to improve products and develop new solutions.
“Bark”was originally coined by my schoolmates and became in the long run my official nickname online. Today, this “Anglo-Saxon surname abbreviation” is part of my daily life.
Who is Bark?
I’m Daniele Barcheri and I was born in Bolzano (Italy). I got my BA degree in Product Design at Politecnico di Milano, I lived three years in Stuttgart (Germany), where I worked as photographer (and by the way, that’s my online portfolio). Now I’m back in Italy in my hometown, Bolzano. In my sparetime I do what you have been reading so far, I’m around with my bike and play bikepolo.