Mako Client Spotlight: Companion Bike!

by | Apr 20, 2020 | Client Spotlight, Design, Designing, Industrial Design, Inventions, Product Design, Team

One of our greatest pleasure at Mako Design is getting to meet and work with talented and passionate inventors from around the world! We’ve worked hard as a company to expand our services worldwide and bring world-class design to some of the most booming cities in the world for product design and entrepreneurship. Thus, opening our office in Austin, Texas has been a greatly gratifying experience as we’ve met and got to work with extremely talented minds to help create and bring the next big and innovative products to market using the best Austin product design services! As such, Mako Design was pleased to work with Quan Pham, inventor of The Companion Bike!

About the Companion Bike

Invented by our client Quan Pham, the Companion Bike is a tricycle style bicycle that features a removable front seat and a foldable carbon fiber frame. Like every genius product, the Companion Bike is the perfect solution for those who are unable to ride bikes. What the companion bike can offer is the freeing feeling of riding a bike accompanied by a close family member or friend! While one person can sit in the front, the other can ride the bicycle from behind and help transport the other person around. Not only is this invention perfect for those with mobility challenges, elders or kids, but also works as a great option for when you need to move large items from one place to another! The Companion Bike is not only helpful is who it can serve but comes with a bunch of great features that make it a convenient and efficient product for the owner. Using the best Austin product design services to make The Companion Bike, the bike features a carbon fiber frame that is designed to fold making it easy to store or place on a car rack for travel, is adaptable and easy to use, is effortless in its set up or getting to other places and is allowed for use no matter where you want to go!

How we Used our Best Austin Product Design Services on the Companion Bike

When Mako Design first heard about this idea, we were intrigued and excited to create such an interesting and helpful product that we were sure many would enjoy! Our client, Quan Pham, is a passionate inventor who had a clear vision for the Companion Bike after being inspired by his trip to Vietnam witnessed mini rickshaws as taxis. Once picking up this project, our Austin Design team, lead by our director of design Tim Uys, was asked to our best Austin product design services to restyle the bike to make it look more modern and exciting, leading up to how it looks today! The main point and innovation that Tim and the team faced were baking the Companion Bike design foldable so that it could be stored or take up as much room as that of a regular bike, therefore our design of the companion bike features a collapsible build in order for it to be conveniently stored in smaller spaces.

Once restyling the style of bike, we began to work on the prototype for the new design of the Companion Bike. What our best Austin product design services had to offer for the bike included: introducing state of the art carbon fiber, making up the composition of the bike in order to make the bike high quality due to the materials structural strength, weight-reducing features and its ability to form complex shapes that were suggested during the bike concept phase. As seen from the videos, using the best Austin product design services we could offer, we were able to create a functional and quality prototype!

Learn more about the future of innovation within transportation in one of our past blogs, here!

Check out the first test run of the companion bike, featuring a look into our Austin office, commentary from the inventor Quan Pham, and our very own director of design, Tim Uys!

The team at Mako Design would like to thank our client Quan for being such a pleasure to work with and wish you the best of success with this wonderful, and helpful life-changing innovation!

If you want to learn more about the Companion Bike, its inventor and are interested in the companion bike for yourself, please visit both the Kickstarter and Facebook page for the Companion Bike to stay up to date on its production and for when you can get one for yourself! You can also directly contact companion bike at CompanionBikeUSA@gmail.com

If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at +1 (888) 806-6256 (MAKO) and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

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  1. Sydney Shotton

    Cool! I’ve been trying to make something like that for years!!!!👍🏻😜😊

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    • MAKO Design + Invent

      Thanks for your comment, Sydney! 🙂 Feel free to reach out to the Mako Team if you ever need help making your ideas come to life!

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