While we're witnessing tons of innovation in the business digital era - from paper to paperless, personal computers to "cloud computing," and cell phones to built-in everything devices - the briefcase has remained a bit of a stolid design for the most part, unchanging throughout these years. Fortunately, Alexandros Stasinopoulos has proved you can still innovate something as simple as a carrying case with his high-tech concept for BRΙΕFC(eramic)ACE. Realizing ceramic actually has some very impressive physical properties, actually ranking second to diamond on the hardness scale, he's designed a briefcase that makes use of those properties and also provides the retro look by employing leather straps for closure and handles to counteract with the
blinding shininess futuristic design.
Alexandros Stasinopoulos is a Greek product designer trained in Italy and Holland. The product is still in the concept stage, yet to win the iF Concept Award at the 2008 International Forum Design competition.
Because it's still a concept, we've yet to street date, but the fact that it resists much better than conventional nylon and plastic is enough for us to keep an eye out for the limitless possibilities in design with ceramics.
[via Cool Hunting]