Designed, modeled, 3D printed and assembled a handbag, inspired by the eventual colonization of Mars. The handbag features a fully functioning 3D printed Tambour Door.

This product was designed with the future in mind. As 3D printing technology has advanced to allow for the printing of movable parts, it’s now possible to print this handbag in one session, removing the assembly process.

Prototype 1 with functioning Tambour Door in 3d Printed Contrast Colorways


Handbag Model front, no doors, chains or logo plate

Handbag cross section showing tracking system for the roll-up Tambour Door.

Tambour Door piece design

Initial 3D print failure, leading to redesigned logo plate.

Final Products

After four iterations, product became commercially viable, with added clasp closure, sealed-off Tambour Door mechanism, upgrade to curb chain and simplification to single-print production, along with other minor cosmetic and functional refinements.