MH Way, 2013
Shoulder bag with two elastic bands as feature of limpet locking. MIX MATCH is the “monovolume” bag – backpack that comes from an ideal of aesthetic purity and immediate gesture. A naive figure that concentrates and intensifies a deep desire for simplicity and immediacy: the sole opening is closed with two elastic bands to hold down the flap.
By a simple gesture the shoulder strap is transformed in backpack straps.
It is an advanced object, yet at the same time it is natural, primitive and fresh. The material chosen, LEVIREX ® crosslinked polyolefin, displays its industrial origin and does not attempt to imitate leather or other materials. In contrast with the usual idea of plastic as cold and rigid the softness of the bag is a surprise.
Its versatility of use is also found in the free choice of the desired color combination. Mix Match offers the possibility to personalize your bag by switching the color of shoulder straps and elastic bands with other color combinations. Each component can be taken apart and put back together in a simple way in order to choose the color match of the bag with that of the strap and the elastic bands.
Throughout the design process, from conception to the creation of the first prototypes, the goal was to create a totally recyclable product and 100% Made in Italy. The material is technological, light, flexible, elastic, soft, waterproof and eco-friendly. It is combined in contrast with the thick cotton-poly ribbon of the elastic bands and the shoulder strap.