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01. 04. 2010

Samsonite baby travel design competition

strolley

A tweet alerted me to one of the more futuristic designs contending for the Samsonite Baby Travel Design competition: prior to that, I'd never heard of it. Which is peculiar, because what could be more up Babygadget's street than a contest for designs that make a parent's life easier?

A quick Google led me to a disappointingly sparse website, with biographical details of the winners from the 2008 contest, but no descriptions of their designs - weird!

However, some further poking about brought to light the two designs you see illustrated here. Above and directly below, 2008's winner, the Strolley. It's a suitcase with a portion that folds up into a fabric pushchair-style seat: excellent.

strolley

Below is the Transtroller, a simpler idea obviously born of frustration with existing double buggy designs - it allows for independent folding of each unit, so you needn't take up too much room when only a single child needs to ride.

Clearly there are some excellent innovations coming out of this contest, so let's hope that this year's winners and runners up are given a little more prominence!

transtroller.jpg

Posted by Myf    Category: gear
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