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Following on from his recently completed shoe design for Nike, Marc began to draw parallels between the two different projects; both, for example, come in contact with the ground and both have to deal with durability issues, (i.e. wear and tear).
He sought to design a material that was very light, yet durable. Some of the work at Nike involved experimenting with thermo-polyurethanes and polyethylene foams, and laminating different materials together. He experimented with laminating a ballistic mesh on foam to make it durable; the result didn’t show signs of fatigue or wear and became the carapace of the product. Thanks to this innovation, aesthetically, the range represented a new typology of bag, neither soft nor hard, a hybrid that was completely novel at the time.