nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather
 

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

japanese studio nendo has designed a handbag using a single laser cut sheet of leather. created for the italian online marketplace ‘up to you anthology’, the bag can be distributed completely flat before being assembled by the customer. called mai, the handbag gets its name from the japanese word ichimai, which translates to ‘one, flat thin object’.

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

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nendo designed the handbag to be assembled easily, without any tools. customers can fold and assemble it into a three dimensional bag, just by joining a few rivets through the holes of the bag. according to the japense studio, this simplified the manufacturing process and minimized inventory and shipping cost, allowing a rich collection of various colours, sizes and shapes.

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

 

 

the bag is available in either leather or recycled felt and comes in a range of styles and colours. as well as both round and square handles, the collection features different sizes in red, tan, dove grey, emerald, blue, plum, grey. the leather has been dyed with plant based tannin and the felt is made from 100% recycled pet resin.

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

nendo designs 'flatpack' handbag made from a single piece of leather

 

project info

 

company: nendo
name: mai
type: handbag
cost: from €181

  • Great, simple design. Well done.

    Johnb

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