Designed by Naoki Kawamoto, it is a wheeling case with a hard shell. It works three ways. First, you can use it as a suitcase when traveling. Secondly, when you are in your room, then all you have to do is open the Orishiki by unfolding the continuous surface, to turn it into a wall tapestry or a hanging bag that suffices for your wardrobe needs. So, from now on you will need no packing and unpacking (phew, what an effort it was otherwise). It is perfect for people who literally live outside the suitcase. “Orishiki is a hybrid Japanese word of my own invention,” says the designer.
“Ori” stands for origami folding paper art and “Shiki” stands for furoshiki, which elucidates the use of a large handkerchief that is folded to give it many functions like carrying things and even wearing it as a piece of cloth. This is still in the conceptual stage, as the designer is looking for expertise in order to mass produce the product. He has also tested many materials for the product and it seems polypropylene is the material decided upon, as it is strong and flexible. He has decided to use polypropylene as an optimal plastic for hinges and also as a cloth on the ground and later put the cloth between resin (ABS) and resin. This principle of Orishiki can also be applied to various other things as woman’s handbags.