known for his often humorous projects, nik bentel has now transformed a classic box of pasta into a trendy mini fashion bag. the designer came up with the idea while staring at pasta packaging, as he was about to cook his 100th bowl of penne during the lockdown. serving as an irreverent take on the past year of staying inside, the ‘pasta bag’ reveals bentel’s talent in reimagining mundane objects and turning them into something more thrilling for our post-pandemic world.
all images courtesy of nik bentel
‘during the most brutal months of the pandemic, just about everyone had a similar experience of staring at a box of pasta, so why not try to reimagine the box’s purpose into something a little more exciting,’ nik bentel says. the goal of the bag is to inspire a bit of thought and reflection on being able to create something unique and impressive from ordinary everyday items.
the mini purse is constructed from leather which has been printed on its surface using UV printing technology. the pasta bag is available on nik bentel’s official website, and it’s a limited-edition product— once it is sold out, there will not be any more made.
name: the pasta bag
designer: nik bentel
edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom