Bagashi Bags by ZEITGUISED



ZEITGUISED % X-Magazine In the 4th iteration of objects connecting digital and physical design, we present a collaboration between conceptual design studio ZEITGUISED (D/Berlin) and designer Toshiki Yagisawa and his label X-Magazine (JP/Tokyo). The project combines the aspects of current 3d manufacturing methods and japanese craft with both ZEITGUISEDs and Toshikis design language. X-Magazines’ popular stylish woven bags, durable and transmissive at the same time, were treated with a bespoke ZEITGUISED design algorithm. The algorithm is modeled after a process that defines a design language rather than making conventional design decision. Every shape produced by the algorithm is unique and unpredictable, yet visibly part of the same formal universe The shapes are used to spatially cut through the bags at their bottom, and a transparent foil replaces the cutout to serve as a window into the bags contents, upending the notion that the bag is there to hold your belongings securely and is hiding them from plain sight. Each bag is handmade in Japan and has a numbered design, with a unique shamanistic charm (the individual shape as 3D print) dangling from the coloured leather handles. Available in 5 color schemes. Limited edition of 100 (20 in each color)