When an aeronautic engineer and aerospace engineer decide on creating a luxury suitcase, there is bound to be a design explosion. Charles Simon luggage is the brain-child of Charles G Tremblay and Simon Maltais who met in college in Montreal. The Canadian duo dreamed-up a super sleek and minimalist travel case that looks like a home speaker— one you might find in a minimalist Hollywood Hills mansion.
The interior looks like a drawer to your bedroom bureau. The case may look like living room furniture but it feels light as air. They enlisted wood and leather with the most durable structural aeronautic materials like carbon fiber, polymers and sanodized aluminum to engineer a featherweight case with a high-tech vibe that would make the king of luxury, Hermes, jealous. As with all superior design, simplicity is key and the box-like shape along with the absence of exterior bells or whistles makes it a winner. To be on-trend, they offer customizable options should you feel like you want to dream-up features of your own. The price tag rivals the Globetrotter brand’s luggage and rings up at the cash register close to $1700, depending on the size.