air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture technique
air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture technique air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture technique
nov 12, 2012
air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture technique

air aluminium laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi
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the laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses the hand-made aluminum sheet metal technique for manufacturing the nose sections of japan’s shinkansen
bullet trains. these streamlined noses are produced by craftsmen hammering aluminum sheets using a technique called ‘uchidashi bankin.’

designboom spotted this laptop bag at tokyo designers’ week a few days ago.






the nose sections of japan’s shinkansen bullet trains

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with this time-honored technique they create delicately curved surfaces by hammering carefully selected areas of the sheets very precisely by hand,
carefully controlling the strength of each blow.




presentation of ‘air bag’ by hikaru yamaguchi inside the tokyo designers’ week exhibition
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most of the bags which we use for protecting our laptops are made up of leather or other (durable) fabric, but doesn’t give any kinds of guarantee
when skipped from our hands.  if this happens, our laptop is easily damaged. the ‘air bag’ is tamper proof and the foam padded interiors of this
brief case gives optimum protection to the laptop from inside and acts as shock absorber.

the japanese designer hikaru yamaguchi explains ‘it’s very impressive to carry it along compared to other boring laptop bags.
the stylish features make great appearances giving you a classy professional look.’





the ‘air bag’ is made of hand-hammered aluminium

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the laptop can be charged easily inside the air bag
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laptop bag with computer inserted
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collage of images shown on video screen at hikaru yamaguchi’s presentation at tokyo designers week
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