2004 Alum Invention in Time Magazine Top 50

2004 Alum Invention in Time Magazine Top 50

Congratulations to 2004 MEI Schools alum Adrian (Janzen) Solgaard, whose Solgaard suitcase was selected by Time Magazine as a top 50 invention for 2018. Pictured here with his full page feature. Way to go Adrian!


Unpacking and repacking is a hassle, especially if you’re traveling for business. But what if you could bring a closet with you? That’s the idea behind the Carry-on Closet from Solgaard Design ($199). Outside, it looks like a normal roll-aboard. But inside is a flexible set of shelves that keep clothes -organized—and -compressed—-during travel and, once travelers reach their destination, can be taken out to hang. (The system can also be removed entirely.) “When you’re really pressed for time, any way to keep your stuff tidy when you’re on the go is super helpful,” says Adrian Solgaard, founder and CEO of Solgaard Design, who adds that he’s selling the Carry-on Closet as fast as he can order new units.

Source: Time Magazine