Nendo knows how to travel in style. The Kame suitcase for Italian brand Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano is made of polycarbonate and fabric, with updated functionality for contemporary travelling, and several smart details. Kame comes in four colours; shiro white, sun orange, eclipse blue and wasabi green, and in one size: a 550 mm cabin case.
Whats this? A Swedish vacuum cleaner? No, Kame suitcase by Nendo/Sayaka Ito. Photo copyright Nendo/Ayao Yamazaki.
Here we go: Kame suitcase by Nendo/Sayaka Ito has one hard shell side, and one side made in soft textile. Photo copyright Nendo/Ayao Yamazaki.
Space saving soft top of Kame suitcase by Nendo/Sayaka Ito. Photo copyright Nendo/Ayao Yamazaki.
…and Oki Sato, head designer at Nendo, promoting the Kame suitcase at You Tube. Video copyright FPM.
Whenever I indulge in fab design I take a minute to remember: Access to this kind of high quality, contemporary scandi design is a privilege. ”What refugees carry in their bags as they leave their lives behind” is a series of photos and interviews by Tyler Jump for International Rescue Committee (2015). One family of 31 people (seven women, four men and 20 children) lost all their belongings on their journey from Aleppo, Syria, to Greece. They saved just one bag:
”One diaper, two small cartons of milk and some biscuits
Personal documents and money, one shirt, one pair of jeans, one pair of shoes
Toiletries, sanitary pads, a comb
Personal documents and money”. Photo copyright Tyler Jump/IRC.
A teenager, age 17, from Kunduz, Afghanistan, travelling alone, says he wants nothing but to fit in, to look European, hence the face-whitening cream. Now illegal in Greece he carries:
”One pair of pants, one shirt, one pair of shoes and one pair of socks
Shampoo and hair gel, toothbrush and toothpaste, face-whitening cream
Comb, nail clipper, bandages
100 U.S. dollars
130 Turkish liras
Smart phone and backup basic cell phone
SIM cards for Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey”. Photo copyright Tyler Jump/IRC.