chris luu captures the urban charm of street barricades in a resin purse

chris luu captures the urban charm of street barricades in a resin purse

from impermanent street object to wearable accessory

 

A familiar sight in urban environments, barriers symbolize the transient nature of cities as they continually grow and evolve. For skateboarders, however, these street objects hold an additional charm, serving as skating obstacles that each possess their own unique appeal. Inspired by their iconic presence and diverse characteristics across different urban neighborhoods, skateboarder and designer Chris Luu decided to capture their essence in a more enduring form. The Barrier Bag, playfully cast in resin, pays homage to these temporary urban icons while providing a functional accessory.

chris luu captures the urban charm of street barricades in a resin purse
all images courtesy of Chris Luu

 

 

chris luu pays homage ot transient urban icons

 

Chris Luu’s Barrier Bag creatively transforms transient street elements into wearable art, elevating them beyond their temporary purpose for infrastructure. The accessory celebrates the distinctiveness of various city barriers by crafting each purse from resin, ensuring no two bags are identical, mirroring the original barriers that inspire them. Embracing diverse forms, from its robust materiality to geometric edges, the bag encapsulates the essence of different barricades, offering wearers a unique piece of urban character. In reimagining these urban objects, the designer prompts contemplation on the impermanence of cities and encourages appreciation for the ever-changing urban landscapes that shape our lives. 

chris luu captures the urban charm of street barricades in a resin purse
Chris Luu unveils the ‘Barrier Bag’

chris luu captures the urban charm of street barricades in a resin purse
playfully cast in resin, the bag pays homage to street barricades

chris luu captures the urban charm of street barricades in a resin purse
from transient street object to wearable accessory

chris luu captures the urban charm of street barricades in a resin purse
a familiar sight in urban environments, barricades symbolize the transient nature of cities

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barrier bag makes a street barricade wearable
the Barrier Bag prompts appreciation for the ever-changing urban landscapes that shape our lives

barrier bag makes a street barricade wearable
from its robust materiality to geometric edges, the bag offers wearers a unique piece of urban character

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project info:

 

name: Barrier Bag
designer: Chris Luu

 

 

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edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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