With their innovative furniture design, Charles and Ray Eames showed the world that plywood could be both beautiful and functional. Brian Kelly's plywood laptop case is at least one of those two things.

While I'm not quite sold on the idea of pulling apart my entire case every time I need to schlep my machine somewhere, designer and woodworker Brian Kelly's two-piece take on portable protection is certainly easy on the eyes.


In addition to its slidable plywood shell, the case has a cork lining for heat resistance and padding. The designer says the case is only "an exploration into the process of bending plywood," though, so you won't have to decide between form and function just yet. [Behance Network]

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