ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags
ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags
oct 31, 2010

ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags

‘crunch bags’ by ilvy jacobs

for her graduation project, product designer ilvy jacobs has created a collection of handbags from unconventional, fibrous materials such as crumpled up paper and tyvek. interested in exploring the notion of transforming the disposable paper bag, jacobs aims to give more value to both the material and the user through her body of work.

ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags profiles

‘crunchbags’ is a series consisting of four durable sports bags, specifically for tennis, bowling, golf and regular workout. lightly resembling the look of tanned and weathered leather, the material was made from combining paper bags with cotton in a laminating process.

ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags (left) gold paper crunchbag (right) process shots

ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags ‘foldbags’ photographer: igor kruter

by pinching and folding a normal brown paper bag into a new silhouette, ‘foldbags’ was designed with the intention of giving a new view on the commonly disposed item.

ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags front

ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags process and ideas

ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags‘cordbag’ in pink and blue

‘cordbags’ is a collection of bags made from tyvek, a fibrous and synthetic material that is hard to tear. the design emphasizes on the packaging of products and the resulting visual implication it has on the item.

ilvy jacobs: graduation collection bags (left) cordbag in grey (right) process shots

  • bravissima

  • can you show how to make the folding paper bag? the whole procedure and the measurements.

  • The one big thing that sticks out/lacking here is that unlike the the traditional paper bag, these bags are missing the functional point of paper bags. At least with grocery bags they fold flat, take up minimal storage and fold out so they can hold a lot. All these bags are taking the beautiful characteristics of paper and making it fashion worthy and durable – but losing the space saving functions etc.

  • nice work !

    L M

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