I’m pretty fascinated with Tyvek. Here’s a story. Back in the day when I was younger, I used to go to the US Post Office and pick up those free Tyvek Priority mailers, cut them down to “Letter” size, and use them to print VIP bracelets to get me into niteclubs, concert events – whatever I needed. Tyvek is just everywhere.
Now Saskia Diez takes the indestructible material and forms it into a 135gram “Papier” bag. “A silk-screen printing technique gives the material a particularly attractive look. A totally different aspect of the series is also remarkable: Classic traveling bags are for the most part made of leather; the use of paper here represents a shift in typology, which reflects a new definition of the traditional idea of luxury. The bags are labelled with a sterling silver flake with an engraved diamond. Tyvek® is 100% recyclable.” (coutequecoute)
More views of the Saskia Diez 135g Papier Bag after the jump.