Kage for Wallpaper* Handmade
As part of this year’s “Wallpaper* Handmade“ exhibition, TSATSAS presented the trolley suitcase KAGE designed specially for the project. The exhibition was shown at the Gallery Leclettico in Milan on the occasion of Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013.
KAGE (Japanese for “shadow”) is a symbiosis of luxury and function, of refined materials and practical use. Elegant travel in the late 19th century involved chests made fully of leather bearing the most intricate of brass fittings – KAGE brings this feel into the present in the form of a trolley suitcase that meets all today’s travel requirements while combining premium quality and high-grade materials.
The entire interior of the case is lined with the finest of pacific blue lamb nappa leather while the exterior boasts cowhide from Lombardy, Italy. All KAGE’s fittings are handmade from brass; likewise the entire leather case was crafted in Germany by hand in keeping with the long-standing crafts tradition.
KAGE complies with all the customary regulations on hand luggage.
In 2010, Wallpaper* magazine developed an ambitious, never-been-seen-before project based on the idea and notion that more and more people in today’s modern society were demanding a unique way to stand out from the crowd.
Through the essence of customisation, Wallpaper* developed the Handmade project, bringing together the best of the global artisinal world, injecting a healthy dose of contemporary thinking to realise some unique one-off objects.
Wallpaper* has since commissioned some of the world’s finest craftsmen, designers, producers and manufacturers to create over 300 one-off pieces and products.