Paul Smith bags
This is interesting – British designer Paul Smith has launched Project 10: Bag in Japan. It took a bit of sleuthing, but I found this explanation on his UK website:
Paul Smith has taken one bag shape, the ‘Flight Bag’ and created 138 individual designs for it – 138 in total, for every Paul Smith shop in Japan. Each shop will stock just one design inviting customers to get something very rare and special.
Designs include everything from vibrant graphic prints to more muted colours and new takes on the signature multi-stripe.
Re-evaluating large-scale manufacture, each design is limited to an edition of 10 – the result is a unique, inspiring and entirely individual collection of bags.
What’s the paper connection? Well, Paul has also released papercraft versions of all 138 bag designs (as free PDF downloads) on his Japanese website. The yummy looking fruit bag pictured above is part of the 7th Week collection, to save you browsing for it