Lisa Vergeer


Prizes: Rene Smeets Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Winner

Department: Man and Mobility


We’ve is a collection of modern bags inspired by bag-carrying customs from other times and cultures. Fashionable bags of soft lambskin leather conform to the shape of the body; possessions are carried close to the skin and the weight is distributed evenly. "We’ve got history" is derived from the thigh pouches ladies wore in the 17th and 18th century under their wide skirts; a split in the dress gave access to personal objects. "We’ve got culture" is based on the wraparound sling, used in many cultures for carrying all kinds of things. This bag can be carried in two ways: as a practical wraparound bag for heavy objects and as an elegant shoulder bag.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Zeb Daemen