Product Design | Industrial Design | CMF | Suitcase Collection
Client: Floatti (2016)
The Floatti suitcase was inspired by the concept of travel as movement, transition and transformation. We took a new approach to travel bags and created a suitcase that combines form and function: the Floatti suitcase is beautiful and also extremely functional. Its superior quality materials, innovative features and unique style make any trip both incredibly comfortable and an extraordinary experience. The concept of travel as transition is conveyed by the use of materials: polycarbonate, aluminum and leather alternate seamlessly for a harmonious look. The outer shell of coated polycarbonate with recessed aluminum inserts makes the Floatti suitcase extremely durable and lightweight. The genuine leather trims give it a vintage accent and a familiar feel, while increasing its usability and comfort. The concept of travel as movement has been reinterpreted in Floatti’s innovative suspension system. Floatti is the world’s first suitcase with one suspension for both pushing and pulling motions. This ensures multidirectional rolling, great stability and smooth maneuverability even on the bumpiest surface. The Floatti handbag tray has a recessed top surface and a retractable strap designed to hold items securely in place even on the move. The concept of travel as transformation and connection is captured in Floatti’s embedded technologies and hi-tech features. The smart handle gives immediate, hassle-free access to phones: making calls, texting, launching maps, everything is possible just by tapping the Floatti retractable pull handle. The integrated scale is extremely discrete: it displays the weight only when the suitcase is lifted by the handle. The onboard battery can fully charge an iPhone up to 7 times or a MacBook up to 1.5 times, and the detachable electronics compartment makes it possible to take all electronics through security in one effortless motion.