Although traveling is a rewarding and fun experience, there’s one thing about it that we dread the most: packing. Tumi understands our frustrations, and has teamed up with designer Dror Benshetrit to create an innovative collection called Dror for TUMI that will transform the way we travel. Literally.
New York based Benshetrit, an award-winning designer, has a classic style of designing things in regards to movement, where objects can flip, fold or transform. The line of business bags, hard side cases and soft travel luggage with Tumi do just that, adjusting and converting to more space-conscious and handy baggage.
Take the multifunctional backpack (HK$5,480) for example. Its adjustable straps allow you to transform it from an expandable backpack to a stylish tote bag to a professional brief bag. It’s like having three different bags in one.
Another handy piece from the Dror for TUMI collection is the expandable carry-on (HK$8,240). Designed with a "living hinge", this suitcase requires no zippers and instead lets you expand luggage space with a convenient snap, adding up to 45 percent in overall capacity.
Our favourite piece, though, has to be the smart flat-fold travel kit (HK$1,800). Instead of jamming all of our toiletries and necessities into a bag that has to be squeezed into our luggage, the travel kit opens flat for you to place on top of all your folded clothing. It’s a simple idea, but we’re wondering why nobody has thought of it sooner.
The Dror for TUMI collection will hit stores in early April 2012.
Tumi, Shop 142, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2918 4688, www.tumi.com