The rotated Tumi T’s textile was inspired by the Bauhaus movement particularly Anni Albers’s graphic design work. The T’s were arranged in a concave and convex rotation creating a dynamic pattern resembling a circuit board.
The Tumi Union Jack pattern was create by reflecting the Tumi logo in four different directions. Each letter was blocked as a “positive” and “negative”, therefore the mold was concave or convex protrusions. The Union Jack is most prominent in its center containing the letters “M” and “I”.
The second proposed textile was an abstracted London map to become a molded textile.
The Manhattan custom textile was the most successful of the travel series. The abstracted map contains the main gestures of the city grid with highlight of areas tourists and residents come to know like 5 AV, Wall Street, 42nd street and the diagonal cut of Broadway. The logotype is the same logotype used on the New York street signs. The “T” throughout the textile locates the retail Tumi store in the area.