Hamburg-based product designer Anne Lorenz was recently at the home interiors conference IMM Cologne 2011 showing off “Home Traveller,” a portable storage device. Constructed from soft, supple leather and measuring 28″ x 24″ x 16″, is “Home Traveller” a clever comment on the size of women’s purses today or a creative and functional piece of furniture? Whatever Lorenz’s intentions, the bag is actually quite practical, sitting on a lightweight wooden base that’s easy to lift and carry, perfect for extra linens or clothing. And it’s a far more striking piece than the ubiquitous storage stool – not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s no handbag/storage chest/portable furniture.
designer: anne lorenz