The LA.GA bag is the first product designed by Daniela Pais and Jorge Moita, namely KRV KURVA.
The LA.GA handbag is a semi-stiff volume which gradually becomes more malleable with its use. It has winding curves imprinted on a 65-centimetre high and 48-centimetre long rectangle. On its top part there is a circle with a 14.2-centimetre diameter cut. It is used as an arm hole, forming a handle.
The bag is made by joining two sheets of Tyvek by means of a cut and sew seam, reinforced by safety stitches whose finishing consists in introducing the ends of the thread between the sheets of fibre.
The raw material used is Dupont Tyvek L – 1082 D with 105g/me, offset and easy to use in graphic systems. The logo, including brand name, model and recycling symbol, were imprinted on one of the surfaces in a light skin tone. The cutting and imprinting phases were carried out by a specialized lithographic machine.
The bag marries two unique design ideas: the artistry of the bag’s graphics, and the manufacturing. Each bag is given a unique artistic layout by a different guest designer, in limited runs of only 199. Past designers have included artists and graphic designers from Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Greece and the U.S.
Shaped like a large teardrop, the bag is constructed from semi-rigid Dupont Tyvek (water, radioactive, and bio-hazard resistant, of course). Thinner than one millimeter and weighing less than 40 grams, this bag is able to hold up to 55kg easily, while still being machine washable.
Each La.Ga bag is hand made by the inmates of a female prison in Tires, outside Lisbon, Portugal. The collaboration provides the women, many of whom are poor and uneducated, an opportunity to learn skills and earn a living when they leave prison.
Agent and Distributor for Greece and Cyprus:
Anna Polydorou / 35 Sarri str / 10554 Athens