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Kuan-hua Chou

MA work


Un/Limited is a fully waterproof and size-adjustable backpack tailored for the needs of an urban cyclist.

This project aims to demonstrate the unlimited and limited requirements of mind, space and material through a daily backpack. It can both expand to accommodate unexpected items and compress to keep the backpack streamlined to allow for better mobility. 

Following the design philosophy for "design of reduction", the backpack is made of mono-material DuPont Hytrel®, which is a series of thermoplastic elastomers with different hardnesses. This is in stark contrast to the backpacks on the market today, which are multi-material and hard to recycle. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2018



  • Kuan-hua Chou is fascinated by the design process of products as well as its systems, and has several years of work experience in prototypes and Colour/ Material/ Finish for consumer electronics.

    She believes that the communication and decision making among user, designer and manufacturer are equally important. After RCA, she aims to work on different products and meet people from different backgrounds. She hopes these collaborations will inspire and benefit our society and environment.

  • Degrees

  • BSc Industrial Design, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, 2008
  • Experience

  • Product Design Intern, Acerly International Co., Ltd., Taiwan, 2006; Junior Project Manager/Junior Coating Surface Finishing Engineer, Image Model Co., Ltd., Taiwan, 2008–2012; Design Intern, Jonathan Prestwich Design, 2017