MINOISMinimalist handbags with beautiful technology
To reach new heights pushing the look of the old-fashion “lady bag” further into a more appealing and functional user-centred accessory design.
The Project will develop a collection of bags with interior lighting activated when you open them using customer experience for their designs. With the added ability to charge your smart devices wirelessly, the bag will allow you to stay connected. The partnership aims to develop a collection of beautiful smart handbags: a crossbody, an iPad sized bag, a laptop-sized tote and a briefcase using new technologies such as 3D printing. The Project combines design and technology skills with outstanding craftmanship techniques.
MINOIS (The Netherlands)
MINOIS was founded by Simone Tertoolen, who studied Industrial design engineering at the TU Delft and worked as a designer of smart products, amongst others at TomTom, before deciding to start her own company developing ‘smart’ handbags.
PELLETTERIA LA MELINA (Italy)
Pelletteria La Melina SRL has many years of experience in the production of leather bags, both for women and men. The team is capable of making prototypes and related models in different types of materials.