The VELO1 is a flexible leather briefcase for on the go. At its full size, the VELO1 can be carried as an elegant briefcase, perfect for work or meetings. The VELO1 is thin and flat - This makes it ideal for holding your notebooks, note paper or a small folder.
When folded in half, the VELO1 can easily be attached to your bike, making it the perfect briefcase for your commute to and from the office.
The VELO1 is made of two types of leather:
The VELO1 is available in several different shades, with the most sought after colors being black and brown.The brown leather variety is shown here in the photos, and is an Italian leather of an especially fine quality. The leather is lightly oiled to make it water resistant and generally ready for travel, whether on a bike or carried by hand.
After WWI, many Italian businessmen and especially lawyers used a similar style of bike mountable leather briefcases.
On a trip to Italy, we came across this brilliant idea and decided to make a modern version of it. The outcome is an elegant and simple briefcase made of soft leather and fitted with two fastening clasps. This creates two formats for the briefcase:
This combination was especially favored by Italian lawyers because the briefcase could quickly and easily be attached to their bicycles. If a lawyer needed to go to court, he would put his important court documents into his briefcase, get his bicycle and attach the briefcase to it for transport.
This concept functions efficiently when the paper contents in the briefcase are also flexible and bendable.
You can use the briefcase for loose papers, magazines, newspapers, letters, and various other contents.
For hard cover folders or books, the briefcase is best used in its full size rather than folded for transport on a bike.
This concept of a bike-transportable briefcase was also known and used in Germany. In the Kreis Museum in Ratzeburg, Germany you can find a few photos of these old traveling briefcases in their bicycle exhibit. In this museum, we found this wonderful old photo.
Special thanks goes to Dr. Mueller who allowed us to include this rare photo on our website.