Suitcase shelving, created by Dutch designer Lotty Lindeman presented at 2009 Design Miami (see blog 11/23/09) were a harbinger of things to come ...... Now, 10 year old Belgian design studio Quinze & Milan has teamed up with bag manufacturer Eastpak to create a limited edition collection of "backpack furniture" to be featured during the 2010 Milan Design Week. The "Built to Resist" collection combines special pocket-padded versions of the designer's classic furniture silhouette's, with the authentic product characteristics of the bag manufacturer; zippers, bags, pouches, handles, and colorful strong fabrics.
Imagine sitting on your backpack, and at the same time being able to store all your "stuff," books, magazines, laptop, ipod, glasses, headset, and remotes for everything from your TV to the lights!!!! This is about as cool and contemporary an "accessoration" I have ever seen!!!!! Soooooo hip, soooooo cool!!!!!!!