Industrial design consultancy Formworks designed this rolling carry-on for luggage manufacturer Barmes. The Barmes Freebase, as it's called, is meant to double as both luggage and mobile office.
"The upper compartment lets you access your passport, chargers, electronics and toiletries using the optional travel accessories. Open it while keeping your luggage upright on its wheels for easy access while going through security."
"The lower compartment perfectly fits the optional laptop satchel, so you can remove it as required for security checks. This space can also be used to house shoes or one of the supplied packing cubes."
"Rear Compartment. Store and organize your clothing and other vital items within the rear compartment, using the supplied packing cubes for seamless organisation."
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The original version shown above is sold by Barmes as their "First Edition." A second collection, their "Classic Edition" shown below, receives minimalist design tweaks and a new color.
Both collections retail for USD $495, including the accessories.
It's worth noting that both companies are based in New Zealand, a part of the world we Americans typically don't receive much ID firm news from. If you're from that part of the world and have a project you'd like to share, do reach out.
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