This hard shell suitcase might look like just another piece of high-end luggage, but scratch its surface and you'll realise it's made from recycled carpet. No, really.
Developed by New Zealand designer Daniel Mclaughlin, Terracase is a hard shell suitcase made from a heady mixture of recycled carpets and bio resin derived from rapeseed oil. The result is tough, hardwearing shell which helps extend the lifecycle of wool-based products before they become waste.
Designed using CAD, it's been carefully scrutinized using finite element analysis to ensure that the shell can withstand knocks, bump and drops — ain't no unscrupulous baggage handler destroying this case. While it's currently not in production, the project has won £5000 ($8700) from the James Dyson Foundation to help make it a reality — so watch this space. [Daniel Mclaughlin via Design Boom]
Picture: Daniel Mclaughlin