The end of May saw the end (at least for a while) of a string of design shows. Cologne's imm and Paris' Maison & Objet got things started in January, reaching a frenzy with Milan's Salone del Mobile in April and New York's ICFF earlier in May.
A smaller, lesser known show took place last week in Montreal. Called SIDIM, the show highlights local talent. And like many shows of late—some of the most interesting exhibits were of student work. Xavier Lapointe, a student at the Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM) showed off his thesis project - a smart alternative for the frequent flier that combines luggage and a scooter in one object.

According to Lapointe, "The idea came when I realized how impractical it was to carry a big suitcase long distances without any way to put it on a bike or skateboard. Then I realized that the only thing missing on the average suitcase to transform it into a mini scooter would be a third wheel and a collapsible platform." 

Lapointe developed his idea into a sturdy object that was easy to handle without adding too much weight or sacrificing too much volume in the suitcase.  And voilà!  His video of the design in motion...

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