The exhibition within a handbag
Arcipelago is a handbag, part of a new line of products by Mario Cucinella Design for Recycling. The bag designed by the architect and designer Mario Cucinella, was born thanks to the recycling of fabrics used during the “Arcipelago Italia” exhibition, created for the Italian Pavillion during the Biennale of Architecture 2018 in Venice. The story of the exhibition project was talking about a journey where architecture becomes the tool to discover places, landscapes and communities. While going through the exhibition space, visitors took part in an emotional and inclusive narrative, revealed in eight books where contemporary projects alternate old villages, roads and landscapes, allowing people to feel the mood of these territories.
Putting back in good use the fabrics covering the eight books and transforming them in a new handcraft gives life to a new functional recycling process which took to the creation of a new illustrated and single object. Each handbag represents a scrap from Arcipelago Italia, and contains some part of the steps crossed during the exhibition.
The Bag is completely Made in Italy and it is already available in two versions, a double crossbody bag and a tote bag. Each piece is unique and hand made.
The Arcipelago tote is the proposal from MC D for Recycling, to the classical tote bag. It is audacious and sustainable, conceived with strong hands, internally lined with two pockets, giving much space for belongings. Arcipelago tote is unisex and ideal for everyday usage.
The Arcipelago bag, unisex, stylish and handy is perfectly suitable for work or school. The bag is provided with a double shoulder strap, usable as a handbag, including a rear strap tailored for a trolley. Internally lined with a front pocket with a zip, Arcipelago is a strong and long-lasting bag.
Design by: Mario Cucinella
Made by: Mario Cucinella Design
Team: Mario Cucinella. Antonella Di Luca, Bianca Gabrielli, Lucrezia Rendace
Photo Credit: Giulia Cucinella for Mario Cucinella Design