Mini Carpet Bag

A collection of bags and accessories exclusively made from unexpected reclaimed and found objects, ranging from CD cases to toaster components, assembled by hand at Clara Chu’s White City studio. Limited quantity of two available.

Made in W12, from CD cases, CDs, linen tablecloth, shoe laces, bungee cords, cable wire protectors, EVA bath mat, toaster component, shower curtain rings, fluffy scarf, velvet curtains, cable ties, screws, carpet, sponge cord, lab test tubes holder, hair roller, baby safety harness, baby food containers holder, bike chain, goggle straps

£375

Product story

Clara Chu’s collection of zero-waste bags and accessories uses donated and found household items that would have otherwise been destined for the bin (or, we hope, recycling). Instead, Clara’s sustainable design approach means finding innovative ways of utilising these objects.

Manufacturing story

CDs in cases become the face of a nostalgic bag; shoelaces and bungee cords are reimagined as handles; bathmats, velvet curtains and squares of carpet provide softness and texture; a toaster component unexpectedly creates structure and form. Clara has designed eight one-of-a-kind bags in four designs, using objects collected in and around London.

Manufacturing story

CDs in cases become the face of a nostalgic bag; shoelaces and bungee cords are reimagined as handles; bathmats, velvet curtains and squares of carpet provide softness and texture; a toaster component unexpectedly creates structure and form. Clara has designed eight one-of-a-kind bags in four designs, using objects collected in and around London.

Clara Chu

Clara Chu

Clara Chu is a London-based multidisciplinary artist and designer. She creates work that re-imagines everyday, mundane objects in our domestic world, mixing mass production with the hand crafted. Visionary and colourful pop accessories challenge what we wear on our bodies, not only textiles but everyday household objects we take for granted, from vegetable peelers to spoons.

Atelier100 is championing independent creatives, makers and manufacturers with interesting and original concepts. We want to spotlight local design and production, so all our collaborators are based within 100km of Central London. All the products on our website are for sale at the Atelier100 store in Hammersmith, London.