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On display at V&A South Kensington
Bags: Inside Out, Room 40

'Weekend' holdall bag

Bag
2020
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Holdall bag, 'Weekend' design made from decomissioned fire hoses by Elvis & Kresse, England, 2020


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Bag, plastic, metal, designed by Elvis & Kresse, England, 2020.
Physical Description
Holdall bag, 'Weekend' design made from decomissioned fire hoses by Elvis & Kresse, England, 2020
Dimensions
  • Height: 28cm
  • Width: 55cm
  • Depth: 27cm
Gallery Label
Decommissioned fire hoses, metal ring-pulls and truck tarpaulins are among some of the most unlikely materials that have been transformed into new bags. This is waste that would otherwise end up in landfill. Swiss brand Freitag has been making messenger bags from recycled truck tarpaulin, used seat-belts and old bicycle-tire inner tubes since 1993. Two British companies, Elvis & Kresse and Bottletop, pledge to reinvest a portion of their profits into charitable projects in addition to their sustainable choice of materials. V&A, Room 40, Bags: Inside Out. (12/2020)
Collection
Accession Number
T.278-2019

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record createdJanuary 22, 2020
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