Fatboy, the designer of hip yet functional furniture and home products, has released their Dutch design bag line, a unisex collection of bags for a very broad range of age (www.fatboy.com). Already selling in over 80 countries, the Netherlands-based company known for their modern take on beanbag chairs is now bringing that eye for inventive design and expressive color choice to the development of fashionable bags and purses.
Each Fatboy bag is available in a variety of colors, including orange, pink, black, red, turquoise, green, blue, camouflage, and metallic soulbags in silver, bronze and titan. Those bold enough to indulge in the Fatboy experience receive each bag shipped in magnified matchbox boxes. The Dutch design bag line includes 8 product choices; Flapbag, Pantzer, Jumper, Undercover, Soulbag, Eetwie and Bag-it.
How They Did It
Reports that cannot be confirmed at this time suggest Fatboy took the famed Dutch design studio DeMakersVan hostage and demanded they collaborate on the design of the Fatboy bags. These reports cannot be confirmed at this time because they aren’t actually true; the pairing of Fatboy’s irreverent style with DeMakersVan trendsetting team of young international designers was the most exciting coupling since Brad and Angelina. (Note: No prior marriages were harmed in the making of Fatboy bags).
The only thing missing from this scintillating duet is a Brangelina-like monikor, though we’re guessing DeFatboy or FatMakers wouldn’t do justice for the work these creative minds did in their “collaboratorium”. Fatboy and DeMakersVan combined various production techniques and materials to make certain the final product would possess signature Fatboy features. Very strong materials with environmental friendly coatings were mixed with elements from the aviation and extreme sports industry. Parachute buckles, seatbelts, scuba diving zippers and the use of noiseless Velcro are some examples for the original and highly detailed finishing on the outside and inside of the bags.
If you’re looking to conquer a fear of heights, Fatboy jumper makes you feel free like a genuine free runner jumping out of an airplane. It comes equipped with a buckle displaying the Fatboy logo, inside pocket with zipper and feels like wearing a luxurious edition of a parachute.
Designed with a bullet-proof vest, Fatboy pantzer secures and protects your laptop and can earn you some extra cash moonlighting as carry-on luggage for an FBI agent. Any laptop of your preference will enjoy travelling in this bodyguard, but a Mac Book 13” fits perfectly with the pantzer M and a Mac Book 15” and 17” with the pantzer.
Fatboy flapbag matches with any type of gear. They’ve made reaching the bottom of the bag easy by pushing the snap buttons and flap down while coming with inside pockets that you can comfortably slide your hands into.
Fatboy bag-it turns protection of your expensive electronic gadgets into functional jewellery. This necklace keeps your precious electronic essentials close without showing them off. Bag-it fits perfectly with an iPod and iPhone and if you’re not a necklace type of person you can also detach the cord and Bag-it anyway.
Made of waterproof material, Fatboy eetwie never gets wet or dirty. It’s standing proud and solid as a rock on its shoe sole bottom, but will never walk all over you. So if you’re the outdoor adventure type – or your cleaning skills make living in your place an adventure, Fatboy eetwie will protect you from raging waves or spilled water bottles.
Fatboy undercover is a trendy camouflage exterior for anything that deserves soft protection. When used in the open, the sleeve acts like a star on the cover of a magazine or like a low profile undercover agent when slipped into your bag. The remarkable double-glued fabric is strong like Kevlar and characterizes the smoothness of suede. Undercover XS and S fit perfect with an iPod (nano, classic or touch). Undercover M matches a Mac Book (Air) 13” and an Undercover L is made for a Mac Book Pro 15” or 17”. Have no fear, PC Guy; Fatboy undercover works well with other laptops as well.
Fatboy soulbag has a stylish shoe sole bottom and keeps soul alive by introducing diving suit zippers with the Fatboy logo on the zip-fastener.
Fatboy Metallic Soulbag
Offering the same features and design as Fatboy Soulbag, Fatboy Metallic Soulbag comes with a fabric that is just as soulful but a little shinier. The bronze and silver have a contrasting orange inside and the titan has a grass green inside which makes it so fresh and so clean.
Founded in 1999, Netherlands-based Fatboy can currently be purchased in over 80 countries and opened their first U.S. facility in 2005. Fatboy products have been showcased on MTV’s The Real World, Big Brother and many other TV shows and media outlets. Fatboy has created logo-customized lounge bags for companies including Bacardi, Sony Playstation, T-Mobile, Coca Cola/Sprite and Phillips and created a special version of the original Fatboy for Jetix, a cartoon channel owned by Disney.
To read more about Fatboy’s unique bags, please visit: www.fatboy.com
Written by Jason Ryan Taylor
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