2017 / Lifestyle And Travel / Travel Bag / Professional

The Carry-On

  • Prizes
    Gold in Lifestyle and Travel/Travel Bag
  • Company
    Arlo Skye , United States
  • Lead Designer
    Mauricio Issa
  • Design Team
    Denielle Wolfe Mayur Bhatnagar
  • Client
    Self
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photography: Lucas Habral

Arlo Skye is a New York ¬based travel goods
brand for the design obsessed. With an
uncompromising focus on quality, elegance and
practical intelligence.
Luggage is a 32B usd market with an antiquated
business model and product designs. Cost of
goods to retail mark ups as massively inflated
driven by middle men margins, physical store
rents, overstocked inventories, and
commissioned sales people. On the design side,
mainstream luggage brands have not evolved
much from the use of nylon and poly carbonate.
Regardless of price point, the products look
the same. We aimed to disrupt the industry by
using novel materials and changing the
business model. Integrating our 3 core values,
quality, elegance and practical intelligence.
We believe aesthetics are integral to
usefulness. We sourced a lightweight aluminum
magnesium alloy from the U.S. It is 2.3 times
stronger than poly carbonate. A high density
anti-microbial interior lining from Taiwan,
Full grain vegetable tanned leather from
Florence, Italy. Patented Japanese Silent Run
Lisof wheels, 15 percent quieter than
counterparts from Polyurethane. Lithium-ion
cells from Japan for our built in, 10050mAh
portable battery that can be removed without
opening the case and replaced zippers with TSA
approved open/close coded locks.
The Carry On operates on 4 wheels which have
360 degree Omni directional rotation. A
telescopic handle extends up and down with 3
different height stages. To allows users to
maneuver comfortably. USB Power Bank on the
handle housing, accessible and removable from
the outside of the case by pushing a spring
enabled latch. Allowing for a simple and
convenience on the go charging of mobile
devices. The interior design is made of 2
systems. Removable compression panels that can
be used for packing and compression straps to
hold everything together.

Photo Credit: Arlo Skye
Credits: Photography: Lucas Habral