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.

 

 

 

 

 

air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture techniquethe 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.

 

 

 

air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture techniquepresentation 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.’

 

 

 

 

air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture techniquethe ‘air bag’ is made of hand-hammered aluminium image © designboom

 

 

 

air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture techniquedetailimage © designboom

 

 

 

air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture techniquethe laptop can be charged easily inside the air bagimage © designboom

 

 

 

air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture techniquelaptop bag with computer insertedimage © designboom

 

 

 

 

air laptop bag by hikaru yamaguchi uses shinkansen manufacture techniquecollage of images shown on video screen at hikaru yamaguchi’s presentation at tokyo designers week image © designboom

 

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

    Jill Schauwecker
  • 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.

    Daniel Braham
  • 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
  • me also! i’d love to buy it! please, give us the contacts!

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

    Robin Rossenberg

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
508,029 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine