A formidable strength-to-weight ratio combined with properties like high temperature tolerance have seen carbon fiber used in the
construction of airplanes, bicycles, yachts, automobiles and now … err, bags. Lamborghini, a company that has invested heavily in the development of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for supercars like the Aventador and Sesto Elemento concept, has just announced a line of carbon fiber bags.
Lamborghini, which says its use of carbon fiber in its un-stiffened cloth form is a first for fashion accessories, will launch the handmade collection of unisex bags in coming months through car dealerships and boutique stores around the world as well as though its online store, but there’s no word on pricing as yet.
The bags come in three styles – a 20 x 9 x 11 inch Travel bag, a 15 x 4 x 12 inch Messenger bag and a 13 x 12 inch Envelope-style bag designed for carrying notebooks. Along with carbon fiber, the bags feature hand-stitched leather, galvanized brass accessories, hand-mounted studs and cotton lining.
Lamborghini’s carbon fiber Sesto Elemento concept
This isn’t the first time that the Lamborghini badge has adorned products that don’t have four wheels with the company also lending its name to laptops and hard drives.
Source : www.gizmag.com