Berlin-based industrial designer Alice von Stockhausen's lamps put this creative mind on the design map, so it's little wonder that her collection of high-quality leather bags and rucksacks also caught our eye. A reflection of Stockhausen's versatility and ability to take on projects that range across materials and genres, the collection of fine leather and cotton bags helps support a charity active in Bhopal, India, where it educates street and slum children.
"Inspiriert durch Veränderungen in der Gesellschaft und den Bedürfnissen der Menschen, getrieben durch neue Techniken und ehrliche Materialien, schafft die Designerin funktionelle und aussagekräftige Objekte."
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Designers' Open is the three-day Festival for Design in Leipzig with exhibitions, a trade fair, and a large variety of related events. German and international exhibitors present their latest works of interior design, fashion design, industrial design or communication design.
Designers' Open, the Festival for Design in Leipzig, will take place from 28th to 30th October 2011 on the former Leipzig Baumwollspinnerei. Designers, design studios, graduates, art schools as well as companies have the opportunity to apply for the limited exhibition spaces until 31st of July. www.designersopen.de