Bao Bao

The articulated Bao Bao bag, a masterpiece for architects and designers, has been recently re-designed with an assortment of new colours and shapes, including arrows, circles and lighting bolts. The Chord Collection, by the Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake‘s Bao Bao brand, is the first to depart from the classic tessellating triangular structure used since the design debuted in 2000.

As well as the original triangles, the bags feature various interlocking geometric shapes, including the lightning bolts and arrows. But circles sit inside an otherwise empty square within the pattern. The PVC panels mounted onto the fabric mesh underlayer of the bag cause it to take on different shapes as it is used.

The design is a continuation of Miyake’s experiments with fabric, vinyl and construction