Case Study

Alcoa’s Design Contest

The KOMBI modular urban scooter.

Charles Godbout of TOPO Design + Luc Plante, architecture and design
Designers : Charles Godbout and Luc Plante

Useful and fun, the KOMBI modular urban scooter enables one to get around in a number of different ways depending on the user option selected: solo, cargo or stroller. KOMBI modules also transform into a bicycle trailer or classic stroller on wheels. The all aluminum body makes KOMBI ultra-light, safe and a breeze to maneuver. KOMBI can also be completely dismantled, making it easy to stow and transport.

AL, the must-have accessory for reusable bags

Brio Innovation
Designers : Jean-Frédéric Beaudoin, Luc Bourgeois, Amadou Ndiaye, Pierre Rondeau, Romain Zolfo

At a time when environmental concerns promote active mobility, AL facilitates the transport of shopping items while enhancing the usefulness of reusable shopping bags. Compact and easy to carry, AL slips readily into all manner of hand or messenger bags. Then, in two simple stages, AL transforms into a trolley for transporting shopping bags filled to capacity. Aluminium, sole material of choice for an accessory of the like, provides for no-nonsense style and durability, and makes AL deserving of a place of honour in the home.

DIABLOV, the electric dolly for home use

Unité Créative Inc.
Designer : Martin Aubé

With its wheels and belted track, the DIABLOV enhances the autonomy of seniors and people with reduced mobility. This electric dolly is intended for domestic use to run errands in any season, carry bags from the car to the house, or transport heavy objects up and down stairs. The DIABLOV has an aluminium frame and a battery that lasts up to eight hours. It is controlled by a single lever on a large circular handle for optimal grip.

ALURA, the versatile carrying case

Luc St-Onge

The ALURA carrying case’s elegant, innovative style is perfect for anyone who wants to carry their belongings with class wherever they go, even on a plane. This rugged yet lightweight case is fitted with flexible polyurethane straps to protect the anodized exterior finish. ALURA can be transported using the ergonomic handle or slung over the shoulder using the carrying strap. ALURA also comes with a set of wheels and telescopic handle which can be easily removed and stowed inside the case.