nendo's kame suitcase for fabbrica pelletterie milano resembles a tortoise
 
nendo's kame suitcase for fabbrica pelletterie milano resembles a tortoise
mar 16, 2015

nendo's kame suitcase for fabbrica pelletterie milano resembles a tortoise

nendo’s kame suitcase for fabbrica pelletterie milano resembles a tortoise
all photos by ayao yamazaki

 

 

 

nendo‘s hybrid polycarbonate-fabric suitcase ‘kame’ draws its structural resemblance from a tortoise, after which it is named in japanese. the design is defined by a light, plastic hard shell, that is contrasted by a soft, fabric lid that unlike most luggage, unzips from both the top, as well as the sides; making it easy to take things in and out of the carrying case when it’s upright. created for fabbrica pelletterie milano, the cover can be easily opened and closed by rolling it to the side, and secured with an elasticized band, which doubles as a fastener for when the suitcase is not in use. additionally, this unique feature can be easily coiled up neatly so that ‘kame’ can be opened even in tight spaces like cars, and crowded bus or airplane corridors. on the interior, there is a lining that comes with two mesh pockets that are easily configured to accommodate contents of different volumes.

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‘kame’ structurally resembles a tortoise with a hard shell and soft lid cover

 

 

 
‘kame’ is sealed using a cable lock in combination with a ring zipper that makes it easy to hook your finger through and open. the clasp also allows you to lock the suitcase to a post or handrail like a bicycle, for times when you need to take your eyes off of your suitcase for a moment. a fun detail is that when the lock’s number ‘0’ is a smiley face.

 

nendo’s ‘kame’ suitcase collection is available in four colors: eclipse blue, shiro white, sun orange and wasabi green.

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unlike other suitcases, the design unzips from the top down for easy access in the upright position

 

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the soft lid cover can also be unzipped and rolled from the sides

 

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the soft fabric cover rolls up easily making it easy to open the suitcase in small spaces

 

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division of hard to soft shell components

 

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hardhsell detail

 

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the ‘kame’ suitcase comes in four different colors

 

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the design is easily stacked

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