Our ancestors are widely known for how much they value our environment, from the lush green mountains to the crystal blue ocean. Their everyday life revolves around the environment as they preserve nature by living off the land. This serves as our inspiration for Reuse myself.
With countless orders of our works come countless boxes being used and wasted. Here at Joseph Kuosac, we dedicate ourselves to help preserve our environment. Apart from our minimalist designs and our endorsement of cycling as a mode of everyday transportation, this year, Reuse myself has been inspired as a way to transform what most will perceive as trash into useful devices.
When our team at Joseph Kuosac was performing maintenance on one of our Bromptons, we realized that we had to manually lift the bike in order for the back wheel to spin freely. “Truku” is the solution implemented to tackle this exact problem. This compact stand securely holds the your Brompton in place, not only for the purpose of display, but also for ease of maintenance as well.
Etymology: “Truku” is named after the Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan as well as the Truku People that reside in the area. Taroko Gorge is an astonishing canyon over 1km deep carved out by a stream over a million years.
Attached below is the instructions manual for “Truku” as well a video demonstrating how to make this Brompton stand from a Joseph Kuosac small wheel set box.
When we discovered that transporting Brompton in vehicles causes sharp parts to scratch up the carpeting of the trunk, we immediately realized that a solution was needed.
“Cidanumas” is intended to store a standing folded Brompton. Its snug fit is designed to hold the Brompton in place without room for sliding and potential damage while it is being transported. “Cidanumas” can also act as a storage tray for Bromptons in homes, office settings, or pretty much anywhere!
Etymology: The name “Cidanumas” comes from the Bunun (an Austronesian language) name for Chiaming Lake, which is a glacial lake located 3,310m above sea level in the Central Mountain Range in Taitung, Taiwan.
Attached below is the instructions manual for “Cidanumas” as well a video demonstrating how to make this storage device from a Joseph Kuosac large (369, 406, 451) wheel set box.
“Pisirian” is also designed to tackle the problem with Bromptons damaging trunk carpeting, as with “Cidanumas”. However, this design is especially suited for Brompton storage in areas without enough clearance to stand. Additionally, “Pisirian” can also be converted into a standing Brompton storage or combined with “Cidanumas” (as shown in photos below) to store two Bromptons.
Etymology: “Pisirian” is the Amis (an Austronesian language) name for Sanxiantai, Taitung, Taiwan. This is a coastal area famous for its cobblestone beach, an ancient volcanic island, crystal blue seas, Mahi-mahi fishing, and a long footbridge with 8 arches resembling a dragon.
Attached below is the instructions manual for “Pisirian” as well a video demonstrating how to make this storage device from a Joseph Kuosac large (369, 406, 451) wheel set box.