We love seeing designers getting inspired by the strangest and most unexpected things and objects. And that is exactly what the young Polish designer Magdalena Grenda did in her award-winning Zigzagbag, a striking design inspired by the South-East Asian fruit Durian.
Magdalena Grenda, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts Poznan (Faculty of Architecture and Design) was one of the three award winners in the Polish “Creative Valley” scholarship competition last year. She won with her Durian fruit inspired paper bag design, made using her knowledge of geometric principles and potentials.
The structure was created by her personal technique of interweaving, which enables three-dimensional shape, giving the bag its unique form. The structure forms in a way that makes it very pleasing to the eye, as its surface plays with light and shadow. With a unique complex technique, a simple yet striking design is achieved. Just as the designer herself states “a passion for exploring and experimenting with figures, solids and space is a crucial factor in my design process and simplicity is the main goal”.
The original design made of paper might not be the most practical in use, with its sharp corners, but we fell in love with the idea and inspiration. So we were glad to find out she actually makes and sells them, only made out of more wearable faux-leather. To see more of her designs please visit www.magdalenagrenda.com.