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Ramblas | messenger saddlebag A compact and versatile bag for everyday use which can be transformed into a bag big enough to accept bigger loads… Read More
Ramblas | messenger saddlebag A compact and versatile bag for everyday use which can be transformed into a bag big enough to accept bigger loads (up to DIN C3) in a few seconds. "...working as a designer entails using bigger than A4 formats and that usually means you end up carrying a folder under you arm. The Ramblas tries to be one answer to this problem..." Read Less
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RAMBLAS by Vax Barcelona | ELISAVA BAG 2009-2010
Ramblas | folded | A4 configuration
Ramblas | unfolded | A3 configuration

"...working as a designer entails using bigger than A4 formats and that usually means you end up carrying a folder under you arm. The Ramblas tries to be one answer to this problem.

"...la profesión de diseñador implica trabajar con formatos mayores al DIN A4, y esto suele provocar que acabes llevando una carpeta bajo el brazo. La Ramblas pretende ser una respuesta a este problema...

The requirement “be able to transport an A3 folder” was challenging as it was conditioning the final size of the bag creating a huge volume not suitable for daily use. We need a compact versatile bag for everyday use which can be transformed into a bag big enough to accept bigger loads in a few seconds.

El requerimiento “poder transportar una carpeta para documentos DIN A3”, era un reto: condicionaba por completo el tamaño del producto y convertía la bolsa en poco apta para su uso diario. Necesitábamos una bolsa versátil y compacta, para adaptarse al uso cotidiano, y que se transformase rápidamente en una bolsa capaz de aceptar cargas de mayores dimensiones.

Finding a transformation mechanism was the biggest challenge as we must find one that allows not only to increase the outer size but the elements inside allowing the bag’s use in both configurations. After working on several systems it was clear the best system was the simplest indeed: folding the bag allows us to dramatically reduce its size in a fast and easy way.

El mayor reto era encontrar un mecanismo de transformación que permita, no sólo hacer crecer la bolsa, si no también sus elementos interiores, permitiendo indistintamente su uso en ambas configuraciones. Después de trabajar en diferentes alternativas, se hizo evidente que el mejor sistema era también el mas simple: un pliegue nos permite reducir drásticamente el tamaño de un modo fácil y rápido.

We flirted with different volumes, fold locations, and we chose a simple rectangular volume with a middle folding. This simple design will get singularity by the materials used and the singular looking design of the strap anchor points, which by the design chosen became one of the Ramblas' critic point. With the bag’s exterior design finished we only need to create the inner design which shall allow the use of all the elements in both configurations."

Coqueteamos con diferentes volúmenes, ubicaciones del pliegue y optamos por un simple volumen rectangular con pliegue central que dotamos de singularidad mediante los materiales empleados y los anclajes de la cinta que, dadas las características del producto, se habían convertido en un aspecto fundamental del mismo. Una vez hecho esto, solamente nos quedaba crear los interiores de modo que se pudiesen utilizar todos los elementos en ambas configuraciones y sin duplicidad de elementos."

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