Prolific Japanese studio Nendo has made a bag specifically for architects, which modifications form to accommodate diverse sizes of drawings.
Following a collaboration last year that resulted in a pair of boat footwear, Nendo was approached by luxury accessories brand Tod’s “to design a bag with the needs of the architect in mind”.
“We came up with a bag that modifications its form in accordance to what it holds within,” explained Nendo, which has also launched a suitcase with a rolling material lid.
At its full length, the bag’s large central pocket has enough area inside to keep A3 drawings flat.
“In the extended kind, the bag holds a total-dimension A3 drawing as well as samples with fairly a bit of length,” Nendo explained.
A more compact shape can be produced making use of poppers at the corners, which hold the two sides in spot when folded in half.
In this kind, the bag can carry A4 sheets in every single side, as nicely as rolls of longer drawings, books, or material samples by way of the middle.
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The two handles can be folded into the front pockets so when both sets are tucked away, the bag can be carried as a document holder.
“When characteristics that were inspired by the convenience for the architect are launched to everyday existence, it could make an entirely new way to use bags,” stated Nendo.
Tod’s signature stripe motif runs down the front of the leather bags, which are accessible in a selection of subtle hues including black, grey, blue and tan.
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The bags are put in as component of a window show at the brand’s retailer on By way of Spiga in Milan, arranged to demonstrate the different functions next to a set of draughtsmen’s resources.
Graphics found on the implements – which inspired Nendo’s most recent range of watches – are printed onto the glass and the backdrop, along with scale drawings of the add-ons.
Window display at Tod’s Via Spiga, Milan
Nendo founder Oki Sato unveiled that his studio is functioning on far more architecture projects in an interview with Dezeen for the duration of Milan design and style week, when the studio exhibited more than one hundred tasks produced in the past 12 months.
Window display at Tod’s By means of Spiga, Milan
Photography is by Akihiro Yoshida and Takumi Ota.