At the request of the Italian fashion brand Tod’s, the Japanese design firm Nendo designed a bag for architects that changes its shape depending on what is inside. In the extended form, the bag holds a full-size A3 drawing as well as samples. Folding the bag in half creates two spaces to store A4 size drawings and documents, while the middle part of the flex section houses rolled-up drawings, heavy catalogues or books, and samples of construction materials. The front center of the fabric-lined bag features the brand’s signature “stripe” mark and stamped monogram. Crafted in Italy of refined smooth leather, Tod’s Architect Bag measures 40 x 50 centimeters and can be hand-held, carried cross-body via a removable strap, or held under the arm after folding the straps.
Photos by Akihiro Yoshida / Takumi Ota. Drawing courtesy Nendo.