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Kajka Backpack

Andersson, Henrik (2011) In Diploma work IDE820 20061
Industrial Design
Abstract (Swedish)
What?
A Backpack concept in co-operation with Swedish outdoor manufacturer Fjällräven. The backpacks are to be used by travelers, trekkers and other active people with a need for a lager carrying capacity.
How?
The packs should build on the heritage of the Fjällräven brand while being modern and express innovation as well as continuity, functionality and simplicity.
Multifunctional
While the product should be a versatile as possible, focus during the development has been on summer activities such as hiking and water sports. This has lead to features designed to solve a specific issue, that will also be functional for other activities and occasions. One example is the “Wet compartment” in the bottom of the pack. First designed to... (More)
What?
A Backpack concept in co-operation with Swedish outdoor manufacturer Fjällräven. The backpacks are to be used by travelers, trekkers and other active people with a need for a lager carrying capacity.
How?
The packs should build on the heritage of the Fjällräven brand while being modern and express innovation as well as continuity, functionality and simplicity.
Multifunctional
While the product should be a versatile as possible, focus during the development has been on summer activities such as hiking and water sports. This has lead to features designed to solve a specific issue, that will also be functional for other activities and occasions. One example is the “Wet compartment” in the bottom of the pack. First designed to enable drying soaked surfing or diving equipment (wetsuit, towel etc.) when hiking from the water, it can just as well be used for sweaty socks or wet tent cloth during a trek. Being as multifunctional as possible the backpack can be bought as a one-pack-only instead of different packs for different activities. Buying one backpack instead of two saves energy and material in production and lets the customer spend money on activities, not only equipment.
Reduced
Many backpacks on the market today are overloaded with straps and use-specific pockets and are made in multiple materials in multiple colours. I wanted to strip the unnecessary stuff off the backpack. Less parts lead to less seams which means less leakage and less parts to break. It also means easier disassembling when it is time to recycle the pack. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Henrik
supervisor
organization
course
IDE820 20061
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
LUT-DVIDE/EX-08/5085-SE
ISSN
ISRN
language
English
id
1764544
date added to LUP
2011-01-19 16:30:25
date last changed
2012-11-05 14:14:14
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  abstract     = {What?
A Backpack concept in co-operation with Swedish outdoor manufacturer Fjällräven. The backpacks are to be used by travelers, trekkers and other active people with a need for a lager carrying capacity.
How?
The packs should build on the heritage of the Fjällräven brand while being modern and express innovation as well as continuity, functionality and simplicity.
Multifunctional
While the product should be a versatile as possible, focus during the development has been on summer activities such as hiking and water sports. This has lead to features designed to solve a specific issue, that will also be functional for other activities and occasions. One example is the “Wet compartment” in the bottom of the pack. First designed to enable drying soaked surfing or diving equipment (wetsuit, towel etc.) when hiking from the water, it can just as well be used for sweaty socks or wet tent cloth during a trek. Being as multifunctional as possible the backpack can be bought as a one-pack-only instead of different packs for different activities. Buying one backpack instead of two saves energy and material in production and lets the customer spend money on activities, not only equipment.
Reduced
Many backpacks on the market today are overloaded with straps and use-specific pockets and are made in multiple materials in multiple colours. I wanted to strip the unnecessary stuff off the backpack. Less parts lead to less seams which means less leakage and less parts to break. It also means easier disassembling when it is time to recycle the pack.},
  author       = {Andersson, Henrik},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Kajka Backpack},
  year         = {2011},
}