Bag of great-great-granddaughter of the Marquis de Sade
In a series of articles by Veronica Tkachenko, we often talk about the unusual sources of inspiration. This time we will tell the story of how the aesthetics of the Marquis de Sade reflected design of handbags. Brand products have gained worldwide fame M2MALLETIER just a few years of existence of the brand. They became recognizable thanks to the straight handle in the form of peaks. The founders of the brand are Colombians Melissa Losanda and Marcela Velez, a graduates of the New York Parsons School of Design. They create an exclusive bag for every day, finding a balance between classic and modern, minimalism and surrealism.
M2MALLETIER combines the influence of the world of architecture and history. We have already talked about the Muslim architecture, which is a great source of inspiration for designers. Design of M2MALLETIER bags resonates with medieval instruments and instruments of torture. On the other hand, it can be traced «medical» component. With its form the bags reminiscent first aid kits, and the handle can be safely called a needle. As designers recognized, they are inspired by the image of the great patron of the arts Maria Laura de Noel, great-great-granddaughter of Marquis de Sade, who in the twenties of the twentieth century was called «Viscountess of eccentric» and «Muse of Surrealism».
The astrological point of view, this example shows the ingenuity of the work and individual items. Jupiter in Virgo (August 2015-September 2016) supportes the attention to detail. Virgo is relevant to the subject of healing and medicine. However, it has nothing to do with torture and pain. Most likely, it is a manifestation of separate indicators of designer’s horoscope.
In search of inspiration, designers are also turning to the famous Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill, and the French interior designer 1930 Jean Michel Frank. The result is a convenient geometric mini-sculptures.
Thus, we see how designers transform traditional brand accessories in unusual and unexpected elements of style.