VIENNA, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The Embacher Collection made up of over 200 vintage bicycle models is one of the most significant and exciting bicycle collections in the world. It will be auctioned in the Dorotheum auction house in Vienna on 19 May 2015.
The collection was assembled by Viennese architect Michael Embacher, with an eye to design. The timeframe covers two-wheelers from the thirties up to the present day. The items in the collection include brands such as Bianchi, Köthke, Moulton, Colnagho, Lotus, BMW, Franceso Moser and many more.
For example, the auction will include the Funiculo bicycle designed by Jacques Schulz in 1937. There are only three of them left worldwide; the one up for auction in the Dorotheum is the only still rideable example. Similarly exclusive is the Italian Skoot bike, which can be converted into suitcase form, including carrying handle. The German Köthke tandem from 1948 is of such outstanding quality that the frame produced in Cologne was ridden in international races by the world's best professional cyclists. All the items in the auction are ready to ride. The starting prices of the individual bicycles range from 100 to 7,000 euros.
"The Embacher Collection" is unique in the world and has been exhibited in Portland (Portland Art Museum, Oregon/USA), Tel Aviv (Design Museum, Holon/Israel) and in Vienna (Museum Quarter and Museum of Applied Arts).
The extraordinary auction catalogue, inspired by colour fans, is arranged into eleven colours. In it, the bicycles are sorted according to colour, as they were in their original storage location - the collector's attic.
The Dorotheum, established in 1707, is the world's oldest auction house and the largest in the German-speaking world.
Dorotheum Press Office: Doris Krumpl, email@example.com, Tel: +43-1-515 60-406
Embacher Collection website: http://www.embacher-collection.com
Online catalogue: http://www.dorotheum.com
SOURCE Dorotheum GmbH & Co. KG