• _SAWAGUCHI BACKPACK


    Background

    My design challenge was to create a slim, sleek, functional and stylized backpack that caters towards the urban, nomadic lifestyle of city dwellers. 

    Outcome

    The Sawaguchi Bag is a multifunctional, ergonomic and compact commuter rolltop. The backpack features a canvas and spacer mesh main compartment, engraved "Sawa" and "Guchi" Japanese leather patches, wool felt padded straps, an integrated padded laptop sleeve, adjustable front pocket cargo straps, and military-grade Mil-Spec Monkey hardware.
  • _Inspiration

    Below is a collection of product design imagery and moodboard references that helped inform the visual aesthetic and tone of my backpack design.
  • _Process Below:
  • _Materials Include:

    - Yorkshire Double Shoulder Leather
    - Black Leather Edge Paint
    - Mil-Spec Monkey Cobra Buckle
    - Slide Release Buckles
    - Black Snaphooks
    - Treated Duck Canvas
    - Neon Orange Spacer Mesh
    - Upholstery Foam
    - Polyester White Leather Thread
    - Polyester Black Leather Thread
    - Seatbelt Webbing
    - Baby Blue Wool Felt
    - Black Elastic Trim
    - Small Black D-Rings
    - 12'' Zipper
    - Black Chicago Fasteners