A bag with a hole
ZEITGUISED and X-Magazine launching their BAGASHI bags
In their fourth collaboration on 'phygital' objects, ZEITGUISED (D/Berlin) teamed up with bag designer Toshiki Yagisawa and his label X-Magazine (JP/Tokyo). The BAGASHI bag remix project combines the aspects of cutting edge digital manufacturing methods and Japanese craft in a tantalizing crossover between the design languages of ZEITGUISED and Toshiki.
X-Magazines’ popular stylish woven bags, durable and transmissive at the same time, were treated with a bespoke ZEITGUISED design algorithm. They made a bag around a hole: each cutout is derived from a unique 3d shape. With the algorithm defining an open ended design process rather than making conventional finite decisions, every shape the algorithm produces is unique and unpredicted. These shapes are used to virtually cut through the bags, shown by a transparent foil. The result is a surprising window into the bags contents, upending the notion that the bag serves to hold your belongings securely and is hiding them from plain sight.
Each bag is handmade in Japan and has a numbered design in a limited edition of 100, with both a unique cutout and an individual shamanistic charm dangling from the coloured leather handles.
Available in 5 ZEITGUISED color schemes.
The launch of the bag will take place at
Linienstrasse 40 (Rosa Luxemburg Platz)
Monday, January 15, 2018, from 6-10pm.
Toshiki and ZEITGUISED will be present
Music by Ticklish
Drinks by The Kraken Black Spiced