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Tumi x Anish Kapoor Backpack

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 07 August 2006

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Designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor in collaboration with Tumi, 100% of the proceeds from this limited edition backpack (each will cost $695) benefit Doctors Without Borders (DWB). Inspired by the needs of humanitarian workers like DWB, Kapoor's interpretation of a traditional doctor's bag features a solar panel for charging phones and other gadgets, removable compartments and pockets (including a laptop sleeve), an electric adaptor, and sections customized to hold documents, a camera, a flashlight, and a water bottle. Made from ballistic nylon with silver lining, each of the 500 made are individually-numbered and bear Kapoor's imprimatur.

The launch of the bag coincides with the 19 September 2006 debut of Kapoor's Sky Mirror project, a 35-foot diameter convex stainless steel ball in Rockefeller Center that will reflect the surrounding cityscape upside down through 27 October 2006.


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