nik bentel designs limited-edition handbag inspired by cardboard shipping boxes

nik bentel designs limited-edition handbag inspired by cardboard shipping boxes

‘The Shipping Box Bag’: from mundane to mode 

 

Known for his often humorous creations, Nik Bentel presents ‘The Shipping Box Bag,’ a vegan leather handbag inspired by your average cardboard box. This project follows the excitement of ‘The Pasta Bag’ from last summer, which sold out in less than a minute and has been reselling online for $1,000.

 

As with his previous works, the goal here ‘is to inspire a bit of thought and reflection on being able to create something exciting from the mundane,’ writes Bentel. The product is launching for $190 as a limited edition of 200 units. Once sold out, the designer won’t be making new ones. 

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The Shipping Box Bag

 

 

limited-edition, vegan leather handbag launching on july 10

 

Bentel (see more here) came up with the handbag idea while opening deliveries in cardboard boxes. ‘Why not try reimagining the shipping box’s purpose into something a little more exciting?’ he comments. Measuring 4”x 4”x 6″, the handbag is made from vegan leather and has a four-fold magnetic flap that opens just like a cardboard box.

 

Moreover, users can choose from two designs: they can either purchase a bag with pre-printed UV stickers or a blank one fitted with a pack of vinyl stickers to customize it however they like.

 

‘The Shipping Box Bag’ is the 8th project of a series of storytelling products to be released sequentially every few weeks. Bentel will sell the handbag on his website, which goes live on July 21st at 10 am EST. 

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the handbag will be sold as a limited edition of 200 units

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four leather flaps close and open thanks to embedded magnets

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vegan leather mimicking the texture and shape of a shipping box

 

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pre-printed UV stickers recalling shipping ‘messages’ 

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the product will launch on Bentel’s website, on july 10 

 

 

 

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nik bentel designs limited-edition handbag inspired by cardboard shipping boxes
 
nik bentel designs limited-edition handbag inspired by cardboard shipping boxes
 
nik bentel designs limited-edition handbag inspired by cardboard shipping boxes
 

project info:

 

name: The Shipping Box Bag
design: Nik Bentel@nikbentel

 

 

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: lea zeitoun | designboom

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