Tucano is entrusting NABA’s students with the design and interpretation of a backpack intended as a ‘container’ to be used at the University but inspired by the city. If the city is movement, chaos, urban decay, study, work and play – this backpack must be the projection of all of that, developing the concept of agility and multi-functionality.
Towards this goal, Tucano has posed a series of specific questions to the students:
What’s the ideal backpack for moving in an urban environment?’ and ‘What would be the key features of that product? Both taking into account the possibility of manufacturing it, of aesthetic value, of functionality and portability.
" The quality of the product is defined by the perfect combination of form, function and meaning. The purpose was to find a visible graphic sign that became the identity for the product, for the owner and for the brand; but also that was a functional element of the backpack.
In Youngster the shoulder straps draw a line of continuity with the front, where they become decoration and latch. The other peculiarity are the hidden zips on both sides, which allow access to the entire structure, to facilitate the research of your objects, especially when we usually carry the backpack to the chest without removing it completely from the shoulders."
^ Stefano Sabatè