Airpaq

Front view of a backpack showing the seatbelt buckle. Front view of a backpack showing the seatbelt buckle. Rear view of a backpack showing the woven webbing. Close view of a backpack showing the woven webbing. Close view of a backpack showing the label. Front view of a backpack showing the seatbelt buckle. Close view of a backpack showing the logo. Close view of a backpack showing the seabelt buckle. Close view of a backpack showing the seabelt buckle. Front view of a backpack showing the buckle open. Front view of a backpack showing the unrolled top. Front view of a backpack showing the open top. Close view of a backpack showing the label.
Front view of a backpack showing the seatbelt buckle. Front view of a backpack showing the seatbelt buckle. Rear view of a backpack showing the woven webbing. Close view of a backpack showing the woven webbing. Close view of a backpack showing the label. Front view of a backpack showing the seatbelt buckle. Close view of a backpack showing the logo. Close view of a backpack showing the seabelt buckle. Close view of a backpack showing the seabelt buckle. Front view of a backpack showing the buckle open. Front view of a backpack showing the unrolled top. Front view of a backpack showing the open top. Close view of a backpack showing the label.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 008171
Country
Date
2018

Description

Airpaq is a backpack made from upcycled seatbelts, airbags and seatbelt buckles, all sourced from scrap yards. The materials are anti-bacterially washed at high temperatures and the buckles are disinfected before being remade into the backpack. The inspiration for the first prototype, designed by Michael Widmann and Adrian Goosses, came from a visit to a scrapyard as part of an assignment on the Strategic Entrepreneurship Master programme in Rotterdam in 2015. It was further developed with the aid of crowdfunding and subsequently the company launched their first collection at Innatex in August 2018. Airpaq has a roll top closure with magnets, utilises a seat belt buckle as a closing mechanism, has zipped compartments for laptop, tablet and phone or glasses, and has adjustable padded shoulder straps and padded back, base and handle. The materials from which it is made are strong and durable, being either woven polyamide or polyester webbing for the straps, woven polyamide fabric with a silicone coating textiles and ABS and steel buckles.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "AIRPAQ" (buckle and straps)
printed: "AIRPAQ www.airpaq.de The backpack made from (symbols of seatbelt, airbag and seatbelt)" (swing tag)
Dimensions
Width
320mm
Height
470mm
Depth
90mm
Method
Material Note
plastic
unidentified straps and woven back. Polyamide or polyester
textile
polyamide front, sides and linings, PA with a liquid silicone coating
PA
nylon
ABS buckle
acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
metal buckle
steel
Colour Note
mustart