KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings

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kkekk’ hand bags inspired by human anatomy

 

Seoul-based designer KKEKK presents a whimsical collection of bags inspired by human anatomy. A play on the name of the accessory, the Hand Bag series stems from the designer imagining parts of the body being mutated. Though a morbid initial spark of the imagination, it evolved into something friendlier and more playful as she began to envision oversized human hands and the amusement they may bring about as we carry such exaggerated appendages day to day. ‘At first, I just thought, what if our hands got bigger? Then I thought it would be funny to carry around giant hands,’ she says.

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings
all images courtesy of KKEKK

 

 

carry your belongings or wear it like a glove

 

KKEKK’s Hand Bags are constructed using plush doll-making techniques, with cotton stuffing inside the fabric providing a soft and inviting texture. Ensuring practicality beyond humor, they feature spacious palm and finger compartments that can be used to store small items. The versatility of the bags also urges their owners to imagine different ways of play and use. It doesn’t just stop at being a bag, it can be used in various ways. You can put your hand in the bag and use the giant hand to wave or shake hands,’ says the designer.

 

KKEKK is an artist and a designer based in Seoul, South Korea. Across her works, ranging from accessories to installations, she demonstrates the process of expanding the range of senses by materializing suppressed fantasy using plastic art and installations. Through exhibitions, she has showcased her works which fluctuate between fantasy and reality. With her own unique imagination, KKEKK materializes ‘paracosm’ — a specific fantasy world she coined — continuing to try to stimulate the senses of visitors and provoke connection with each other.

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings
the Hand Bag series

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings
a whimsical collection of bags inspired by human anatomy

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings
the idea started when KKEKK imagined parts of the body being mutated, which evolved into something more playful

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings
‘I thought it would be funny to carry around giant hands’

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings
constructed using plush doll-making techniques

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available in four different colorways

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings
the fingers and palm can be used to store small items

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings
cotton stuffing inside the fabric provides a soft and inviting texture

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings

KKEKK's fantastical bags imagine oversized human hands to carry your belongings

 

 

project info:

 

name: Hand Bag series
designer: KKEKK

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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