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An Origami Suitcase That Unfolds Flat, for Storage

After unpacking this luggage, you can fold it flat and hang it on your wall.

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If Louis Vuitton luggage feels just too… square for your taste, Japanese designer Naoki Kawamoto has you covered. His asymmetrically faceted Orishiki suitcase folds flat into a geometric pattern inspired by origami art. Since most luggage spends 99.9% of its time being empty, huge, and in the way, this looks like a pretty clever solution (though we wonder about durability).

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Kawamoto calls it “a nomadic piece of interior architecture,” and seeing it on the street, it’s hard to disagree:

Here’s what the suitcase looks like folded flat. Kawamoto says it’s suitable for hanging as wall art; I think it looks a little too much like one of the monsters from Starship Troopers, but you may disagree.

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Kawamoto has also adapted the design into a handbag-sized option. Purse-snatchers beware: you might cut yourself on this thing.

[via Design Taxi]

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John Pavlus is a writer and filmmaker focusing on science, tech, and design topics. His writing has appeared in Wired, New York, Scientific American, Technology Review, BBC Future, and other outlets

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