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 yamaguchiimage © designboom

 

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 trainsimage © designboom (taken from screen presentation)

 

 

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 exhibitionimage © designboom

 

 

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 image © designboom

 

 

 

detailimage © designboom

 

 

 

the laptop can be charged easily inside the air bagimage © designboom

 

 

 

laptop bag with computer insertedimage © designboom

 

 

 

 

collage of images shown on video screen at hikaru yamaguchi’s presentation at tokyo designers week image © designboom

 

  • Love it!!! How much is the bag and where can I buy it?

    Robin Rossenberg says:
  • me also! i’d love to buy it! please, give us the contacts!

    daniela says:
  • great protection of your hardware, especially from fluids, dust and bad weather! moreover, it’s perfect against thieves, put your laptop into the bag and nobody knows what you have there! 🙂

    p.arch says:
  • Amazing. It does have large holes in though that make it very vulnerable to dirt or rain. You could line the inside with a thin vibrant acrylic which would make thieves less knowledgeable about the contents but also keep rain and bits out. Making sure it suspends the laptop with shock absorption is crucial too I think.

  • I love it! Please let me know where and when I can purchase this. Brilliant!

    Jill Schauwecker says:

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