Shane Hansen’s original design for Wishbone Bike features a contemporary Maori-inspired artwork. It tells a story of flowing rivers and high mountains, of the people who share this natural environment, and of their connection to one another.
Our second Limited Edition bike symbolizes new life and relationships, calling on families globally to celebrate diversity, build community and work together for a bright future.
Kotahi Tangata – We Are One
Shane Hansen – artist:
Shane Hansen has Maori, Chinese, Danish Scottish and English blood and comes from a line of artists. Shane draws from his ethnic roots, his familial role models and his life experience to create bold, optimistic, New Zealand-influenced artwork. Shane is a devoted Dad to his little son Nikau, who is – surprise surprise – loving his Wishbone Bike!
kotahi tangata – we are one
The koru is an iconic symbol used in Maori art to represent new life, new beginnings, peace and hope for the future.
It honours the processes of life, growth, change and renewal.
The koru’s shape comes from an unfurling new fern frond
Wishbone Design Studio is nearly 2 years old – a baby! Presenting the Koru Limited Edition is a pretty personal thing for us. Like the baby fern uncurling in every koru on the bike, there is new life all around us at Wishbone. We’re meeting new people, hearing new stories, opening our door to new ideas and experiences every day. We’re experiencing first hand the global village and we’re loving it.
To all of our new partners and friends – thank you for a great beginning. Kotahi Tangata. We are one.