In the latest Dezeen competition, we have teamed up with bag brand QWSTION to offer two readers the chance to win either a Small Pack or a Small Tote. These two new designs are both evolutions of existing QWSTION products, but have been scaled down so that they contain just enough room for the essentials.
According to the brand, they resonate with the Mies van der Rohe mantra “less is more”. “With warmer days comes the impulse to free ourselves of what is unessential, paring it back to what counts and equipping ourselves to be ready to follow our whims, wherever they may lead,” said QWSTION.
The Small Pack features a padded inner compartment with enough space for a 13-inch MacBook. The Small Pack is a new version of the brand’s signature Simple Pack, but has been thoughtfully redesigned to include useful features. As well as two easily accessed external and two zippered outside pockets, perfect for smaller items, the Small Pack is able to securely carry a 13-inch MacBook in a padded inner compartment. Adjustable backpack straps and a top handle complete the compact design.
The Small Pack also features adjustable backpack straps and a top handle/Similarly, the Small Tote is a smaller version of QWSTION’s classic Tote. Also fashioned to carry a 13-inch Macbook, it comes with a hidden inner zip pocket and an A4-sized document pocket.
Its innovative strap system means the bag can be quickly transformed into a backpack, making it ideal for daily commutes or cycling trips. The Small Tote comes with an innovative strap system, meaning it can be quickly transformed into a backpack. Both styles come in QWSTION’s organic cotton canvas fabric in raw blend. They also both have bases made from waxed, vegetable-tanned leather in black.
“Rayon webbing, silver TH metal zips and contrast lining in honey mustard add notes of contrast to the bags,” said QWSTION. QWSTION is a Zurich-based brand, founded in 2008. Its aim is to offer sustainable carry solutions for everyday use, just as suitable for work as for leisure. The brand is giving away a Small Pack to one winner, and a Small Tote to another. The bags are also available to buy online. To see more of the brand’s products, see our new Pinterest board dedicated to urban travellers.