Luggage That Turns Into a Couch


Dutch designer Erik De Nijs created Suited Case -- a collection of four functional suitcases that can be linked together in the form of a couch. His goal was to give travelers a taste of home while away:

This concept came from a research on nostalgia during travelling. When a familiar object from home is taken with you on a trip you feel much more at ease. And which object is more familiar then your own comfortable couch.

The fabrics which are used to cover the suit cases emphasize the homely feeling. I searched for a combination of fabrics which amplify each other and which create a prominent image. By using prints on the large luggage and the pad on the hand luggage I tried to put down a lively picture.

The work will be on display at the upcoming Dutch Design Week in Eindoven. You can view more pictures at the link.

Link via Geekologie | Dutch Design Week | Artist's Website

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"travelers a taste of home while away"... if I had furniture like that at home, I would need a vacation just to get away from that ugly furniture. Why is he still designing furniture for the 1970's?
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