Bikers Rest by Marcus Abrahamsson for Nola

Stockholm 2013: Swedish designer Marcus Abrahamsson devised this bollard with a foot rest and handle to help cyclists keep their balance at traffic lights.

Bikers Rest by Marcus Abrahamsson for Nola

Created for outdoor furniture brand Nola, bikers' rest is a steel tube with a domed top circled by two rings.

Bikers Rest by Marcus Abrahamsson for Nola

Positioned about waist height when on a bike, the upper rung can be grabbed by a free hand to aid balance.

Bikers Rest by Marcus Abrahamsson for Nola

The second loop just off the ground is covered over with extruded metal mesh to create a panel with improved grip for shoes.

Bikers Rest by Marcus Abrahamsson for Nola

"I wanted it to blend in with the existing crowd, the steel tubes and extruded metal mesh, they are all familiar materials in the urban landscape," says Abrahamsson.

Bikers Rest by Marcus Abrahamsson for Nola

He has also designed a bench made from stacks of colourful pine batons for Nola, whose chairs that join together like shopping trolleys and concrete furniture we've featured before.

Bikers Rest by Marcus Abrahamsson for Nola

Other stories about cycling on Dezeen include a see-through bicycle and magnetic bike lights.

Bikers Rest by Marcus Abrahamsson for Nola

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Bikers Rest by Marcus Abrahamsson for Nola