Triangular Shopping Bag by Wataru Yoshida
This uniquely shaped shopping bag is designed by Japanese designer Wataru Yoshida, known for his innovative works in graphic and visual art. The geometric look creates an interesting charm to which items can be placed conveniently inside the small opening to be carried away. The entire material was created out of durable paper, with the non-traditional handles placed strategically for easier carrying. This is a great solution for bag design, which he creates especially for a local cosmetic company. The inspiration for the geometrical appearance and the unique handle comes from the Japanese art form, Furoshiki.
Furoshiki is a type of traditional bag which makes use of a square cloth. Through creativity in folding and placement, this can be used to transport clothes, gifts, and goods. The use of furoshiki can be traced back during Japan’s Nara Period, wherein the bag can be made out of various types of cloths: silk, cotton, rayon, nylon and chirimen. These are no ordinary cloths, however, for mostly, furoshiki cloths are decorated with bright, flamboyant designs. Today, furoshiki is a common way to carry lunch boxes.
Wataru Yoshida graduated his Graphic Design and Illustration major in the Tama Art University. Along with the Furoshiki based Shopping bag, he has many designs in product and industrial category. See this project at http://wataru-yoshida.com/?p=263.