About BME Design

Producing the B-9 NH frame by Brano Meres

BME Design is a research and design studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia (EU), transforming a passion for pushing the boundaries of innovative materials and construction technology in creative expressions.

All bicycles are personally designed and built by Braňo Mereš, the founder of BME Design (formerly known as Brano Meres Engineering & Design). His frame building began in 2001 started by exploring the possibilities of carbon composites and using bamboo as a tubing material for the frames.

In the experimental work, he applies his expertise in mechanical engineering (MSc. and PhD.), empirical analysis of mechanical structures, investigation of application of material technology, development and proof of construction methods, creative expression through creative design, and sometimes just because he wants to see what something is like to ride!

Production work is grounded in the results of the R&D background, exceptional quality of manufacture and rigorous testing and compliance with EU standards.

BME Design has presented their bicycles at the following exhibitions:

  • 'Bike to the Future', Museum of Design Atlanta, USA, April-July 2021
  • 'BIKES - the reinvention of the bicycle', Grassi Museum for Applied Art Leipzig, Germany, June-October 2017
  • 'Bike l Design l City' Exhibition, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, January-July 2017
  • Eurobike Show (B-9 NH displayed in the Gates Carbon Drive booth), Friedrichshafen, Germany, August 2015
  • Like Bike Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 2015
  • North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Charlotte, NC, USA, March 2014
  • Berliner Fahrradschau, Berlin, Germany, March 2012
  • European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, May 2010
  • re:Cycle 2009, Design Factory Bratislava, Slovakia, May-June 2009
  • European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, May 2009
  • North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Portland, OR, USA, February 2008