Weiche Wu 巫瑋哲 is a Taiwanese designer. He studied Industrial Design at Chang Gung University in Taiwan and received his MA in Industrial Design from Central St. Martins, London. In addition to product design, Weiche also specialises in graphic design, photography and critical design thinking. His expertise lies in shaping products in a very visual way, which in short means designing with a priority on aesthetics.


In 2011, Weiche worked with the French company, Rémy Martin, to generate a new concept for their heritage Louis XIII brand. The final outcome ’Cérémonie pour un Roi’ and ‘L'essence de Rémy Martin’ have been featured at MAISON & OBJECT in Paris, Salone in Milan, Wallpaper Magazine and in other global media.


Upon graduation from Central St. Martins, he joined Benjamin Hubert’s studio in London and participated in several iconic projects such as ‘Tenda’ lamp and ‘Construction Site’ in 2012 Designjunction.


In 2012, he founded Taipei based Union Atelier. The studio works on varying design commissions and collaborations; and with the deliberate intention to combine international design trends with Taiwanese traditions, the team has created, and consistently applies, their own unique signature design language.

UNION



Nowadays, the issue of global warming becomes more serious, the urban commuter will go work by bike with MRT or bus more often. "UNION" is a brand-new design of an 8-inch folding bicycle. We hide all the engineering constructions inside, that will be useful when you folding up and dragging “UNION” to enter the MRT or bus. In addition, our design to combine the stem with the headlight and the saddle with taillight that will let nighttime cycling become safer.




Design Issue
1. Most folding bicycles has distorting problems while riding, so the framework of the bike must be integrated.
2. After folding the bike, we “pull” or “drag” the bike instead of hand-carry it.
3. Easy to carry on to the public transportation after folding.
4. The process of folding should be easy and quick.
5. The brake light and reflect light have reached the standard of safety.




At present, MRT regulate that passengers who want to take bike with them should put their bike into the “bike bag”, because the sharpness of component of bike might hurt people. Owing to solve the problem, UNION puts on two side boards, not only to make the bike look good but also save the strength to put the bike into the bag while protect other passers.

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