Heeeeeere's Rob! Back from the hinterlands after founding and leaving DWR a number of years ago, here's Rob Forbes' latest project: beautiful city bikes.
I just saw this one at ICFF, and it's lovely.
Made of steel with a combination of old fashioned and modern design: "The PUBLIC D8 is an easy-shifting eight-speed bike suitable for all cities, even for the hills of San Francisco. Think of it as an elegant workhorse. The Shimano eight-speed gearing system provides power and speed on flatlands and takes the sweat out of carrying heavy office materials, your laptop or groceries."