Bag++ Story

BAG ++ was born from the original idea of utilising scrap fabrics used in the creation of swimming pool covers to then design a durable and trendy bag, made entirely of recycled material, and impossible to lose thanks to its Clip&Go device.

After several months of research, our BAG++ innovation and development team decided to make the BAG++ out of TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) which is a breathable waterproof fabric coating. The fabric was then assembled by high frequency welding, and with these welded reinforcements devices, it can guarantee perfect water resistance, protecting all of its content.

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In order to create a smart product, BAG ++ has incorporated a removable electronic microchip in a design little box: Clip&Go. The Clip&Go uses Bluetooth 4.0, which makes it possible to connect to the bag through our smartphone app.

You can choose to clip it on your BAG ++ or slip it in a pocket of your bag. Equipped with a lanyard, it can easily be used on any other object such as your keys.

Meet our team
ART++ is a company founded by a group of entrepreneurs who have been working together to create commercial opportunities using their combined skills & experience in information technology, commercial art, products fabric and the global commercialization of products.

We focus on “Internet of Things” (I.o.T) products – products that harness the power of the internet, “smart” technology and connectivity to provide lifestyle & commercial solutions to everyday problems. Our vision is to transform ideas into outstanding products using the right IoT technology, scaling our manufacturing for a global market. BAG++ is our first product combining software applications that help people travel better and smarter and here is the team behind it.
Stephane Vedovato-Mauge
Stephane Vedovato-Mauge
Co-Founder / CEO

Stephane is a true entrepreneur. He is the founder of EPS, a publishing company created in 1994 and DRAGORE, import-export company created in 2000. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of ARTPOOLCOVER and ART++ where he is in charge of communication and public relations.

For Stephane, the sky is the limit as he takes on ambitious projects aimed at changing our everyday habits and simplifying our lives.

Eric Biard
Co-Founder / COO

Eric has been the creative director for world famous luxury brands such as Cartier, Rolex, Van Cleef, Lancel and more. He is also a photographer and a great addition to the BAG++ team where he helps design our future everyday smart bags.

For Eric, beauty is a way of life, and a connected object should also be a beautiful object.

Eric Biard
Frederic Lavorel
Frederic Lavorel
Co-Founder / COO

Formerly CIO of DECATHLON Asia, Fred is also the Co-Founder and COO of ARTPOOLCOVER and ART++, his role is to turn ideas into outstanding, manufacturable and marketable products, using the right IoT technology, scaling production and distribution for the global market.

He is dedicated to making BAG++ smart, affordable, simple yet trendy. Fred loves doing things differently with passion, persistence and hard-work.

Graeme Chuck
Co-Founder / Director R&D

Graeme is the founder & design director of a leading Asian architectural shade company, Shades Asia (2004- now) and BAG++ where he is directing R&D and product testing at our Innovation & Delivery Centre in Phuket (Thailand). Graeme is also the director of 8 Locations (IoT developer & BAG++ partner) where he enjoys working with an innovative & enthusiastic platform to develop and launch great products such as BAG++. For Graeme your bag is your life so keep it connected!

Graeme Chuck
Michael Rion
Michael Rion
Chief Marketing Officer

Michael is the former CMO of ArcelorMittal Distribution Europe and has cofounded Go4ward, a business-development consulting firm. He has an extensive international background obtained working across North America, Asia, Middle East, and Europe. He enjoys resolving complex situations in multicultural contexts.
Michael has recently joined the BAG++ team as CMO for Middle East and Asia and his role is to take care of the business development. Michael’s passion is to help companies transform how they create and service smart through connected devices.

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