Car Box: Maximizing Trunk Space with Style and Functionality

Service in The Trunk

As a frequently used storage space, the vehicle storage box for the trunk is often perceived as not enough for use, driving many consumers to prefer buying SUVs. However, traditional storage boxes fail to adapt to owners' needs and overlook the influence of interior space. Inspired by this, designer Andrew Chu has created the Car Box, a revolutionary storage solution that maximizes trunk space and enhances user experience.

The Car Box stands out with its unique trapezoidal shape, specifically designed to fit the angle of rear seats in SUVs. This innovative design eliminates wasted space caused by the tilted rear seats, ensuring optimal utilization of the trunk. Unlike traditional storage boxes, the Car Box opens with a magnetic and flip-down lid, making it easily accessible for rear seat occupants while driving.

One of the standout features of the Car Box is its use of impact-resistant materials. Made from Expanded Polypropylene (EPP), a new foamed plastic, this storage box offers excellent cushioning and insulation properties. EPP is not only eco-friendly but also recyclable and reusable. Its lightweight construction and assembly make it user-friendly, particularly for female users.

With folding clasps on each side, the Car Box can be assembled and folded within five seconds without any additional aid. When folded, it occupies minimal space, making it convenient for storage. The front lid opens and closes seamlessly with a strong magnet, eliminating the need for a lock catch. This simple yet effective design ensures user safety, even in the event of an impact.

The Car Box project was conceived in Shanghai in June 2022 and entered the design phase in Hangzhou in August 2022. It entered volume production in Changzhou in March 2023 and is scheduled to be available for online sales in April 2023. Throughout the design process, the team faced the challenge of creating a product that addressed the specific needs of car owners while maintaining portability, ease of assembly, and perceived safety.

The Car Box has already garnered recognition for its innovative design. It was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in the Vehicle Parts, Auto Accessories, and Care Products Design category in 2023. This prestigious award is given to well-designed, practical, and innovative creations that meet professional and industrial requirements. The Car Box's integration of industry best practices, competent technical characteristics, and contribution to a better world have earned it this esteemed accolade.

The Car Box is set to revolutionize trunk storage and provide car owners with a stylish and functional solution. With its maximized space utilization, impact-resistant materials, and user-friendly design, it is a must-have accessory for anyone looking to optimize their trunk storage. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to convenience with the Car Box.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Andrew Chu
Image Credits: Andrew Chu
Project Team Members: Shen Jin、Chu Wanjun、Zhao Ran、Xu Jie
Project Name: Car Box
Project Client: Andrew Chu

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