A Modular Accessory for Urban Areas

During my bachelor thesis I discussed the meaning of sustainability in the area of accessory design in various ways. As the selection of a material can be seen as a concept of sustainability, so can the principle of modularity be seen as a concept of sustainability. So the aim was to create a concept for a modular bag made out of linen, which claims to be the sole everyday companion by combining several bags.

By searching for a local, biodegradable fibre I came across linen. Linen is a fiber that gets by without pesticides and fertilizers, does not need much water and is mainly produced in Europe – Europe cultivates approximately 80% of the worldwide consumed linen.

For the conception of the bags I started out searching for the essentials every person carries around when leaving the house. I found out that most of us always carry around the phone as well as the purse and the bunch of keys, independently of the bag we are using. Therefore one of my bags should offer the opportunity to only carry around those essentials. If more storage space would be needed the small bag should provide the facility to be fixed at the larger bag.

As I concentrated more on the theoretical discussion of sustainability in the form of modularity and a sustainable fibre during my bachelor thesis, I only designed the small bag, which was inspired by the trend of bumbags and smartphone pouches and developed a concept for the larger bag.