The Grid is a modular backpack designed for the modern creative on the go; simple, stylish, durable and practical.A high functional, modular backpack that opens up endless possibilities for customization. The principle is based on the Fibonacci spiral, combined with a system of straps and loops to add different pockets which are proportionally aligned to each other to guarantee a good look in any variation. The backpack consists of leather, felt and organic canvas, all sourced and manufactured in our workshop in Kyrgyzstan.
Sebastian Gluschak (General Manager, Germany)
Jonas Görtz (Product Designer)
Tobias Gerhard (Social Business Expert)
Helen Hecker (PR)
Josua Rothers (Design Assistant)
Lavinia Scuderi (Design Assistant)
Ksenia Les( Photographer)
Oskar Kim (General Manager Kyrgyzstan)
Aigul Turdumambetova (Manager Kyrgyzstan)
STARK FILMS (Video Editors)
Artur, Elniza, Lydia, Nazira, Kalila, Andrey, Valera (The Craftspeople)
The inspiration behind the backpack was simple - KANCHA wanted to create a bag that would cater to the ever-changing needs of urban nomads. The Grid is a rucksack that consists of one main compartment with a system of detachable modular pockets on the face of the bag. The pockets come in various sizes to allow users to customize their backpack daily, and also serve as individual pouches that can be used as a wallet or belt bag.
"To us, urban nomads are tomorrow's generation—independent and creative minds who know exactly what they want and do not want their work to be restricted," shared Sebastian Gluschak, Managing Director of KANCHA. "We want to give these people something that is different from most of the mass products in the market at the moment." KANCHA Designer Jonas Görtz added that The Grid is "the bridge between innovation and craftsmanship." Staying true to KANCHA's design, The Grid will be handmade by Kyrgyz craftspeople in a sustainable production process with real leather and canvas made from organic cotton.
More information about The Grid Kickstarter campaign can be found here