Boris Berlin

Boris Berlin is the designer behind the KIN Carry-on. Together we have worked tiressly on developing a new generation of suitcases that are much more environmentally-friendly.


Boris Berlin is the Founder of Boris Berlin Design, co-founder and partner in Komplot Design and Iskos-Berlin Design. Educated at the Higher School of Art and Industry, Russia 1975. The work of Komplot Designs and Iskos-Berlin Designs is represented in collections of a number of Design museums around the world. Recipient of several design awards, including: Danish Design Award, G-Mark (Japanese Golden Design Award); The Forum AID Award: Best Nordic Product. Awarded the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

In addition to constantly moving the boundaries of design and material selection, Boris Berlin has since 2013 been a member of the Danish Design Council.

KIN by Boris Berlin

The KIN Carry-on is a game-changer in the suitcase industry. The key design feature of the product is the unique material used for the shell.

The carry-on comes in two natural colours; Beige Mélange and Black Mélange with matching vegetable-tanned leather details. The shell of the suitcase is made from a combination of biobased and biodegradable plastics and flax. To mould the material into its final shape it is heated and then compressed using a technique called thermocompression. The lining inside is made from linen that matches the fabric of the accessories made by Thomas Bentzen.

The suitcase features a double coil zipper that makes it very difficult to force open, and high-end 360-degree spinner wheels from Hinomoto that are both extremely silent and durable. Inside, the two compartments of the suitcases are separated by compression straps that are easily detachable.