This Spring, Paul Smith launches ‘Project 10: Bag’ – a new and refreshing take on design and individuality in a world full of mass production.
Paul Smith has taken one bag shape, the ‘Flight Bag’ and created 138 individual designs for it – 138 in total, for every Paul Smith shop in Japan. Each shop will stock just one design inviting customers to get something very rare and special.
Designs include everything from vibrant graphic prints to more muted colours and new takes on the signature multi-stripe.
Re-evaluating large-scale manufacture, each design is limited to an edition of 10 – the result is a unique, inspiring and entirely individual collection of bags.
‘Project 10: Bag’ launched exclusively in stores in Japan on 10th April and will be exhibited at The Design Museum from 18th May until 2nd June.
“I wanted to show that creativity is not just driven by money or commerciality and that it can be about a simple idea and effort. Designing 138 prints at the same time for one project was both extremely challenging and rewarding at the same time. I wanted to give and show something interesting and unique to the customer, and hopefully we have achieved that” Paul Smith
“The Project 10: Bag designs are a breath of fresh air. They’re like an encyclopedia of design thinking” Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum
PAUL SMITH PROJECT 10: BAG IN JAPAN EXCLUSIVELY SHOWCASED AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM
18th May – 1st June 2009.