Lars on Streitzeuggasse: Holding classic Samsonite Briefcase by Philippe Starck
Cognitive psychologist. I’m a specialist for usability and user experience.
What are you wearing today?
My coat is G-Star, denims are COS, my hat is Stettson, sneakers are Bikkembergs.
How many bags have you got with you?
Just the two. The small cross body is by Jost. The Samsonite briefcase was designed by Philippe Starck. It’s ten years old and really hard to find by now.
Philippe Starck, born 1949 in Paris, is the pop star of design. He is popular for his wide range of (post-)modern designs, including everything from interior design to household objects (notably the legendary Juicy Salif juicer) to boats, watches or wireless speakers for the iPod and iPhone known as the Zikmu Parrot. Starck has also worked as an architect. From the legendary Café Costes to François Mitterand’s private chambers in the Elysée Palace to a waste incineration plant or windmill, from teddy bear via telephone to table lamp, there is practically nothing Starck hasn’t questioned and reinvented. In 2000, Starck designed an exclusive collection of luggage for Samsonite. The line consists of 18 elaborate handbags, travelbags, briefcases and upright cases. The picture above shows a bag from Starck’s Samsonite collection named Och Noir, which was also available in orange and green. Other bags in this line had peculiar names such as Yesa, Biri, Zibo or Zab. Starck explained the concept behind this minimalist collection in his own unique way: “We want something casual. We are striving to achieve a new elegance that will give the impression of being immaterial, with understated cutting-edge technology. Wait and see, one day luggage will carry itself.”