The X1 18 Inch Cabin redefines suitcases by addressing two major issues: the inability to repair damaged parts and the lack of customization options. This modular carbon fiber suitcase allows customers to replace or repair damaged parts using provided tools, eliminating the need to discard the entire suitcase. This not only reduces waste but also promotes a sustainable lifestyle.
One of the key features of the X1 is its use of molecular recycling technology to produce recyclable carbon fiber composite materials. This ensures that the materials used in the suitcase can be recycled and reused, creating a closed-loop production system. Additionally, the X1 utilizes circular technology, further promoting sustainability in its design.
The X1's hard shell is made of magnesium alloy using semi-solid injection molding technology, providing durability and strength. The shell is then covered with carbon fiber, adding a touch of elegance to the design. To secure belongings, the X1 features a vegan leather cover, ensuring both functionality and style.
Designed with convenience in mind, the X1 has separate compartments to store different items for various purposes. The interior folio can hold laptops and tablets and can be easily removed for quick airport security checks. The magnetic leather cover allows easy access to items inside the luggage, ensuring hassle-free organization and retrieval.
Maneuverability is another highlight of the X1. It features 360-degree large spinner wheels and a rotatable airplane throttle-like handle, providing a smooth ride and effortless maneuvering through crowded airports and busy streets.
The X1 18 Inch Cabin was conceptualized in 2021, and the initial product prototype was created in April 2022. After extensive research and development, it is set to be launched in December 2022, offering travelers a sustainable and customizable luggage solution.
The X1 has garnered recognition for its innovative design. It was awarded the Bronze A' Design Award in the Fashion and Travel Accessories category in 2023. This prestigious award is bestowed upon designs that exhibit outstanding creativity, resourcefulness, and technical skills, contributing to quality of life improvements.
With the X1 18 Inch Cabin, PITAKA has revolutionized the suitcase industry, offering a sustainable and customizable solution for modern travelers. By prioritizing repairability, recyclability, and customization, the X1 sets a new standard for luggage design, aligning with the growing demand for a sustainable lifestyle.
Project Designers: James ZHENG, Min HUANG, Senzhao LU
Image Credits: PITAKA
Project Team Members: James ZHENG Min HUANG Senzhao LU
Project Name: X1 18 Inch Cabin
Project Client: James ZHENG, Min HUANG, Senzhao LU