Filed under “Did We Need This? We Did? Cool, Just Checking” category, film director Spike Jonze has teamed up with nanamica and The North Face Purple Label for a versatile four-piece luggage collection that may or may not be able to also chop wood. (It can’t, but book covers and stuff.)
While it’s unclear whether or not two technical outerwear designers have ever linked up with an esoteric filmmaker to make luggage — it’s unclear because I didn’t do the research, don’t @ me — everyone involved seems to be bringing something to the table.
Because Jonze loved camping as a child (and The North Face his whole life), the team enlisted the Italian textile house Para to create an original check pattern for the outer, and because he’s constantly traveling, he needed the utmost in functionality, which is right in nanamica’s wheelhouse.
The collection consists of the 3Way Bag—it works as either an overnight briefcase, a shoulder bag or a backpack, depending on strap deployment—and the Shuttle Roller, which is a classic carry-on approved joint. Both bags come outfitted with all the thoughtfully placed compartments and carefully considered design elements one would expect from this crew, and anyone in the market can take solace in knowing that Jonze doesn’t put his name on just anything.
If you got a proxy, though, get moving. There don’t appear to be a lot of these out there.
Available at Nanamica’s Japanese stores and select retailers.