billboard vinyl beach bags designed by Christopher Deam
Chris Deam and I set out to create the world’s best beach bag. We asked questions like "How can we simplify a tote to its fundamental essence while encouraging creative reuse and conscious consumption?”
We created an origami-inspired-one-piece-no-sewing-required tote made from outdoor advertisement vinyl – billboards – for an inspired, minimalist design.
Each 36x30x8” bag is die cut from discarded outdoor advertisement art (billboard vinyl)
o The bag’s one-piece construction features four pockets
o Durable, waterproof, and UV-resistant
o Each is one-of-a-kind: designs vary from blank to bold
o Every year, enough vinyl is wasted in the US alone to more than cover the state of Massachusetts in a layer of billboard material
We selected climb-spec tubular webbing for comfortable shoulder straps
o Made in USA by Blue Water Ropes, a family-owned company
o Lifetime warranty
o Climbing rated to 4,000+ lbs.
Made in Michigan – Detroit area
Assembled by Adapt, a sheltered workshop program that provides vocational training and work experience for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and those in need of employment.
o We are committed to local, ethical labor that provides meaning and purpose
Christopher C. Deam is an internationally recognized designer and architect negotiating the realm between architecture and product design. His work is part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and recognized by two GOOD design awards, as well as ICFF and AIA honors. His clients include Herman Miller, Airstream, Target, Dwell and more. Chris believes in design that is direct, honest, and unadorned to reveal enduring beauty through utilitarian functionality.
Jimmy Tomczak is a social entrepreneur with a mission to design, inspire, and connect. He founded TOMBOLO to sell innovative eco-friendly beach gear around the world. His company’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, Mashable and more. TOMBOLO encourages creative reuse, conscious consumption, and a get-outside-and-live mindset of every day adventure.
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