Marc Newson

Scope Luggage
Scope Luggage
Scope Luggage
Scope Luggage
Scope Luggage
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Scope Luggage

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Following on from his recently completed shoe design for Nike, Marc began to draw parallels between Zvezdochka and his commission to design luggage for Samsonite; both, for example, come in contact with the ground and both have to deal with durability issues. He sought to design a material for the luggage that was very light, yet durable. Some of his design work at Nike involved experimenting with thermo-polyurethanes and polyethylene foams and laminating different materials together. He experimented with laminating a ballistic mesh on foam to make it durable; the result did not show signs of fatigue or wear, and it became the carapace of the product. Thanks to this innovation, the range represented a new typology of bag –neither soft nor hard– a hybrid that was completely novel at the time.







Key materials

ABS plastic
Ballistic textile
EVA (rubber) laminate
Mesh textile


The Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award 2006 

Red Dot Design Award 2006