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.
・41cm x 62cm x 9 cm (approx.)
About the Artist: ZEITGUISED is an award winning multidisciplinary art and design studio producing exquisite realities, at the intersection where art and design and digital and physical space meet. ZEITGUISED have been influencing synthetic image making since 2001, with an approach connecting formal and conceptual design, oscillating between cerebral and poetic. Their work is carried by hallucinative narratives of shape, color and behaviour relations. Inanimate objects and character like abstractions come to life through a tantalizing blend of digital animism. Debuting with a project encompassing VR and 3D printing in early 2001, ZEITGUISED recently reconnected to their arts and crafts roots with a series of original independent solo projects and artist collaborations in the material world of physical digital objects. ZEITGUISED is now an independent experimental design brand, branching out its commercial visual service to foam Studio, which in turn keeps pushing the envelope as a trend lab and image consultancy with a connected premium production suite. ZEITGUISED collaborates internationally with clients and brands in exhibitions, installations, performances, events, product development, lectures, concept workshops and forward trend reflections.