Industrial Design Senior Studio
These totes were selected to be on display and for sale at the IC Design Festival in New York,
as part of the Wanted Design Brooklyn exhibition in May (14-18, 2020). This festival is part of
NYCxDesign, New York's Annual Design Week.
Design and produce a run of 15 identical products by hand. Emphasis was placed on hand-craftsmanship and superb quality. Through 10 weeks we gained professional planning skills such as making a production schedule and bill of materials. We learned on the go and worked in a fast paced environment under tight time constraints. The class was run as a company with high professional standards. Classes consisted of updates on production and bringing in visual evidence.
I chose to create 15 identical leather tote bags. The tote is made for the everyday, whether going to work, travel, or play. Reinforced with 100% solid aluminum rivets, which were hammed in by hand. The body of the tote is made up of 6 oz. vegetable tan leather and the handles are 8 oz. veg. tan leather dyed black. The tote features an interior solid aluminum key ring for ease of use. Cut, burnished, riveted, and sewn together all by hand.
Packaging and Branding
Final In-Class Review