There is nothing I dread more than the hour or so between checking in for a flight and waiting to board your plane. You wave goodbye to your pram and spend the time either carrying your baby around the airport or chasing a toddler and praying there is no flight delay. I have never had the (joyful) experience of international travel with my children but I imagine the problem of being without a stroller in a busy international airport is magnified.
This makes Rafael Vinader Balibrea’s design for Castiglione Morelli Design and the Samsonite Baby Travel competition sheer brilliance. Samsonite asked designers to create a child transportation ‘vessel’ that would eliminate the inconveniences brought about by a multitude of redundant child travel products. The design also had to enhance parents’ enjoyment of family travel – a fairly challenging brief! However, Balibrea’s Strolley fits the bill.
The Strolley is essentially a rolling travel bag that turns into a stroller. When closed, the Strolley is a conventional suitcase and when open it is a safe (and stylish) stroller. Getting from gate to gate should be a cinch. It is only a concept at this stage but is sure to be a hit with jetsetting babes if it goes into production.
(via The Design Blog)