Dezeen Magazine

Built to Resi(s)t by Quinze & Milan and Eastpak

Milan 2010: Belgian design brand Quinze & Milan will present a sofa covered in pockets for backpack company Eastpak at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan next month.

Called Built to Resi(s)t, the furniture will be upholstered in heavy fabric, and feature zips and handles normally associated with luggage.

See all our stories about Milan 2010 in our special category.

More stories about luggage-like furniture on Dezeen:

Tassenkast briefcases/cabinet by Lotty Lindeman (November 2009)
Suited Case suitcases/sofa by Erik De Nijs (October 2009)
A Pile of Suitcases wardrobe by Maarten de Ceulaer (October 2008)

The text below is from Eastpak:


EASTPAK takes its high end collaborations to the next level. For the first time ever, EASTPAK has joined forces with a furniture design label and is presenting a range of exclusively upholstered lounge seats.

Called ‘BUILT TO RESI(S)T’, the product line combines abstract QUINZE & MILAN shapes with authentic EASTPAK product characteristics, including bags, zippers, handles, colorful strong fabrics and popular prints. The result is a fashionable collection of strong seats with a brave, distinctive look that will blend into any contemporary setting.

As great minds think alike, QUINZE & MILAN meets EASTPAK in a contemporary special edition furniture collection, resulting from a successful cross-disciplinary collaboration between both in-house creative teams. The authentic design values of modern iconic QUINZE & MILAN collections merge in a synergetic mix with classic EASTPAK styles. This first range will include special pocket-padded versions of QUINZE & MILAN design classics CLUB SOFA 01 and PRIMARY POUF 02. Various pockets are incorporated onto the seats and provide storage for your books, magazines, reading glasses, laptop, iPod, headset, remote control... Whatever you can think of can now simply be pocketed in your sofa.

By creating functional and genuine designs for a relaxed lifestyle, QUINZE & MILAN and EASTPAK are both renowned over the world, famed for their unique products, toughness & functionality. Art, music, fashion, life experiences and the dynamics of a constantly changing visual culture are their main inspiration when bringing products to the market that wow the crowd.

The project will be presented to the international public at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile during Milan Design Week from 13-18 April 2010 in Milan, Italy.