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Luggage design goes the extra mile

The iF DESIGN AWARD elevate luggage and bag designs that go the extra mile. Perhaps the most noticeable trend in this segment is the diversification of the product range to include backpacks, belt bags, briefcase, cabin cases, clutches, duffel bags, laptop bags, phone pouches, tote bags, wallets, in addition to the classic suitcase.

In terms of design, a key trend is the use of materials like polycarbonate, aluminum, and high-tech fabrics to make luggage both strong and lightweight. Another is the integration of smart features such as built-in charging ports, GPS tracking, and smart locks, making it easier for travelers to stay connected and secure while on the go. Designers are also paying more attention to the aesthetics of luggage, using bold colors and patterns or sleek and minimalist designs to create a luggage style to suit every taste and preference.


Product Design

Luggage / Bags

The language of product design in the luggage and bags industry are extremely significant. Trends can start here and make their way through other design categories. User experience is also given a high priority.

Which sort of bag is your business? Show the iF jury what the user is longing for in the next season. Apply for the iF DESIGN AWARD or get in contact first.

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Early Bird – 30 Jun 2023: EUR 250
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