Lost Luggage, 3D printed travel. Source: Janne Kyttanen
Lost Luggage, 3D printed travel. Source: Janne Kyttanen

Physical objects, such as shoes, purses, and dresses could become digital files, capable of being 3D printed anywhere in the world. If you lose your luggage, you could simply 3D print replacements for your lost items. You could also travel without luggage at all, simply send an email with your files and have your items 3D printed and waiting for you at your destination.

Janne Kyttanen, Designer and Creative Director for 3D Systems, envisions this possibility as reality that he believes is within our reach now.  Kyttanen has developed a 3D printed Platform Bag and 3D printable files. The collection is called “Lost Luggage.” Lost Luggage includes an Le69 Handbag, four-in-one dress, Mashup Shoes, St. Tropez Cuff, Drivers, Fat Shades, Superkitch and Love Buster.

The video below states, "If products and design are distributed in the same way that images and music travel through the internet today, how would our perception of those objects change? Will democratization of manufacturing eliminate the need for mass production, bringing production closer and closer to the consumer, regardless of their location and economic status."

Lost Luggage was part of an exhibit called “Janne Kyttanen” in Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam. There are several stories that showcase Kyttanen’s work as a designer and the future of 3D printing. The exhibit was open from March 2nd to April 20th, 2014.