Design Kim van Beek
The drive behind Buddhi is to make new exclusive designs for an old craft: felting.
The designer Kim van Beek gets inspiration from Nepal, in order to build a bridge between developing countries and the western design market.
Buddhi bags are special for its shape, sculptural seamless shapes with only one big handle.
The first collection Hidden Culture is designed by Kim and handmade by the Association for Craft producers in Nepal, founder of the Fair Trade Group Nepal. This collection depicts on the outside of the bags the Matsya Yugma, a pair of fish which is one of the auspicious Buddhist symbols, and inside drawings inspired on Tibetan Khampa nomads.
The bags will be sent in a beautiful handmade box from Nepal.
The second collection NO machines bY HAND is developed and handmade by Kim van Beek and is based on the power and the versatility of the material itself: wool.
Kim focused the work on the technical skills of felting and, as a result, the bags have a thick, sculptural form.
Production for this collection ( NO machines bY HAND) will start in March 2011.
Discount of 20% for bags ordered in advance at mindwhatyouwear.com.