Design Hunter loves...


...this minimal Japanese briefcase style bag.

Created from a special type of hard-to-tear paper called 'Naoron' made using recycled polyester fibres from used plastic bottles and textile products, the bags are soft and flexible, water resistant and designed to hold up to 10kg worth of contents.

They are part of a collection that is the result of a collaboration between ONAO, a traditional Japanese paper-making workshop and designer Naoto Fukasawa. Each bag is individually crafted and has a lovely tactile, crumpled texture.

How practical is a handbag made out of paper? I have no idea. Do I want one? Yes, very much indeed.

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