Pedal with Purpose: Festka’s Exclusive Scalatore Ondrash & Kasparek Bicycle Up for Grabs in Charity Auction.
Festka going under the hammer to help and do some good. FESTKA Scalatore Ondrash & Kasparek bicycle goes up for charity auction by KODL gallery.
In a remarkable collaboration between Festka, the renowned Czech carbon bicycle frame manufacturer, and the talented design duo Ondrash & Kašpárek, a one-of-a-kind masterpiece has emerged. The exquisite FESTKA Scalatore Ondrash & Kasparek bicycle, adorned with a stunning canvas painting, is now set to go under the hammer in a charity auction organized by the Kodl Gallery. The event, which will take place at Žofín in Prague, promises not only an exceptional cycling experience but also an opportunity to contribute to a noble cause.
The visionary artists, Ondrash & Kasparek, known for their distinctive technique of creating vibrant abstract compositions on water and transferring them onto canvases, ventured into the three-dimensional realm for the first time to adorn the Festka Scalatore. The result is a visual spectacle that has captured the attention of cyclists and design enthusiasts alike, garnering widespread acclaim and global media coverage.
The auction, scheduled for May 28, 2023, boasts esteemed patrons Zdeněk Svěrák and Jan Kačer, while the starting price for this unparalleled work of art on wheels is CZK 500,000 (approx. EUR 21,000). However, the true significance lies in the fact that 50% of the final hammer price will be dedicated to supporting the Centrum Paraple—a charitable organization dedicated to aiding individuals with spinal cord injuries for nearly three decades.
With its top-of-the-range specifications and timeless aesthetic, the Festka Scalatore offers more than just a means of transportation; it represents a testament to the fusion of artistry and cycling prowess. The lucky bidder will not only secure the fully built Festka Scalatore bicycle but also receive the accompanying canvas showcasing the same captivating composition.
Michael Moureček, co-founder of Festka, expressed the desire to channel the bicycle’s influence beyond exhibitions and reviews, stating, “Now that the bike has been photographed, filmed, reviewed, and exhibited, we thought it was time for it to do some good.” By partnering with Galerie Kodl, a renowned Prague auction house, Festka aims to leverage the bicycle’s appeal to make a meaningful impact.
As cycling enthusiasts and art aficionados eagerly await the auction, the Festka Scalatore Ondrash & Kasparek bicycle serves as a powerful reminder that beauty, craftsmanship, and philanthropy can coexist in harmony.