'Notabag' is a Unique mix between a bag and a backpack. With the use of straps, it changes itself from an ecofriendly bag to a multifunctional backpack. Many cities are enforcing laws to ban plastic bags – the need for reusable bags is growing, especially in urban areas. That’s why the 'Notabag' is durable, the bag can be used over and over again.
Our daily lives have become more hectic than ever, and our cities are getting more crowded everyday. Because there is limited space available, we are now using our public and private areas more efficiently by combining different functions. The trend 'Making Space' defines itself in movable, foldable and multifunctional interior objects.
That’s why the 'Notabag' fits with the trend 'Making Space'. Each 'Notabag' has a distinctive shape that allows it to transform itself into many different forms. It is completely open for your own interpretation.
Down below you can read the story of the designer from the 'Notabag'.
“The Notabag idea was born during a trip to the local farmers market. It was one of those situations that many can identify with: the grocery bag filled up very quickly and I still had to ride my bike home. That’s when the real “fun” began. Things got pretty tricky once I found myself in the middle of busy city traffic. I was trying to maneuver my bike, while having a heavy shopping bag on my handlebar bumping against the front wheel. I couldn’t help but wish that I had my backpack with me, or that at least I could carry my shopping bag over the shoulders.At that moment, I started visualizing how a simple bag could be transformed into a backpack.”
Adnan Alicusic, Founder & Creative Director If you need any information about this clever and practical product that fits the trend 'Making Space', visit their website: notabag.com.
By Tessa Scheffers On behalf of the Trend Tour team 2015
THE NANOLEAF GEM BY NANOLEAF
TREND: CRAVING SYMMETRY
We are scouting our trends all over Ambiente. Sunday we were spotting innovative trend signals at the section Giving. With our trends in mind we are looking for new signals to validate our trends.
At Hall 11.1, booth No. F19 we spotted an innovative light bulb: 'the Nanoleaf Gem'. The company, 'Nanoleaf' is based on the vision: ‘To make cool looking stuff that would do our planet some good’.
The product 'the Nanoleaf Gem', a LED-light, is inspired by the origami principles. Origami is an art-form that takes something as ordinary as a sheet of paper, and transforming it into a work of art.
This is an example of the trend 'Craving Symmetry' because the shape is build out of hexagons and is completely symmetric. The forms of 'the Nanoleaf Gem' are creating order, as represented in the value-words from 'Craving Symmetry': simplicity and clarity.
This represents the need for symmetrical design. You could check out their designs at: nanoleaf.me
By Marjolein van Es On behalf of the Trend Tour team 2015