U N / L I M I T E D
B A C K P A C K
Un/Limited (U/L) is a fully waterproof and size adjustable backpack tailored to the needs of an urban slow cyclist.
This project aims to demonstrate the unlimited and limited requirements of space and material through a daily backpack. It can both expand to accommodate unexpected items and compress to keep the backpack streamlined to allow for better mobility.
Following the design philosophy for 'design of reduction', the backpack is sealed by heat welding and made of mono-material DuPont Hytrel, or similar recyclable thermoplastic elastomers with different levels of hardness. This feature is in stark contrast to the backpacks on the market today, which are multi-material and hard to recycle.
U/L is still under development.
Theme: Plastics that improve with age.
Dimensions: 290 x 410 x (20~150) mm
Exhibition: Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London
Filmmaker: Hiroki Yokoyama
Prototype Maker: Beatrice Maione
Akabla Stephanie E. Akro
Guan Ning Chou
Award: Student Winners
Award: Personal Accessory Award
Award: Sports & Recreation Award
Award: Platinum Winner
Award: Product Design > Unexpected Design
Award: Jewellery & Accessories > Completed Projects
Award: Honorable Mention
Award: Professional / Fashion Design > Sport Accessories
Matte and transparent.
Simulating Elastic Structure
Test weight can reach to 8.3 KG.
Comparing the convenience between U/L and other foldable backpacks with zipper and side strips.
Degree Show 2018
South Kensington Campus, RCA.