Top Creatives Unzip Their Bags to Reveal Their Travel Essentials

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Architecture & Design Editor

During Milan Design Week, Horizn Studios asked some of the world’s top design influencers – from Yves Béhar to Rossana Orlandi – to open up their suitcases, offering a unique glimpse inside the life of these design icons. Take a peek at what they had to show us…

Rossana Orlandi

Instantly recognisable due to her signature saucer-sized glasses, Orlandi has become a global icon, known for creating one of the most revered platforms for launching up-and-coming talent – Spazio Rossana Orlandi – in Milan. Prior to realising her emporium of avant-garde design, she worked for two decades in the fashion industry as a spin yarn consultant for the likes or Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani.

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What’s in the bag?
Three pairs of glasses (classic white ones, a pair of marble glasses and a black pair)
One trolley that looks like a handbag, created by a dutch designer
One waist pocket in white

Sam Baron

According to Philippe Starck, Baron is set to be one of the most important designers to watch over the next decade. The French designer set up Fabrica Design Studio, and is known for his re-interpretation of everyday household objects. He collected fruit stickers as a child, and has always been intrigued by the way you can experience an object by means of an attached value, location or association.

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What’s in the bag?
Sketch book and pencil (black)
Architect clip
Envelope
Mini watercolour palette
Mini Japanese ruler
Almost empty Azorean cigarette pack

Kelly Behun

Previously working as a designer for famous hotelier Ian Schrager, Behun collaborated with A-List designers including Andrée Putman and Philippe Starck on prestigious hotel projects across the US. Now she’s got her own New York-based studio that provides a highly bespoke interior design service, as well as an exclusive line of furniture and home accessories.

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What’s in the bag?
Smythson notebook
Smythson pencil case with coloured pencils
Travel picture frame with images of Kelly’s sons inside
Travel pillow (butterfly-shaped) with custom silk cover
Monty J. Mattison ring

Yves Béhar

Prolific Swiss designer and forward-thinker Yves Béhar has a finger in every design pie, working on a huge range of projects for clients including Samsung, Puma, Prada, Herman Miller and SodaStream. He’s also the founder of Fuseproject and wearable tech brand Jawbone, and is known for his sustainable and innovative approach to design.

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What’s in the bag?
Mini Jambox
Movado Edge Watch (chrono blue face / rubber strap)
Sketchbook
Mafia Bag backpack (made from recycled kite sails)
Birdwell surf/swim trunks

Michael Anastassiades

Super-star lighting designer Anastassiades is known for sculptural-style abstract lighting that’s just as much art as it is product design, combining linear structures with geometric shapes. He’s worked for renowned brands such as Flos and his designs are held in important permanent collections, at venues including MoMA in New York and the V&A in London.

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What’s in the bag?
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 headphones in black
TSATSAS ‘XELA’ Bag
Cutler & Gross sunglasses
Brass peanut key chain
Sketchbook

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