MAX MARA PRESENTS THE BOBAG SPRING/SUMMER 2017
Precise and rational – with one handle (and detachable shoulder strap) – the BoBag takes its inspiration – and also its name – from Lina Bo Bardi, Italian intellectual, architect and designer naturalised in Brazil, a key member of the Brazilian artistic rationalism movement and undisputed pioneer of modern architecture, whose rigorous, poetic art and design has deeply influenced the style of the Max Mara collection as a whole, and particularly this new cult bag.
Just like some of her most famous works, the BoBag is marked by solid and essential, yet at the same time sensual, volumes achieved with lightly rounded lines, underlined by saddle edgings and sophisticated stitching decorating the flap and the elegant stiff handle.
Art&craft details inspired directly by the style of the chairs designed by Lina Bo Bardi for the Casa de Vidro – an authentic glass box immersed in tropical vegetation – and home to the architect and her husband (gallery owner Pietro Maria Bardi), which can still be visited today since it became the headquarters of the foundation dedicated to them.
Furnishings that are rightly considered masterpieces of design history, born from Bo Bardi’s interest for the aesthetic and poetic values of artisanal products and the consequent aim of blending art & industry, modernity and savoir faire. A philosophical approach that is perfectly consistent with Max Mara’s own heritage.
Available in two sizes (large and small), the BoBag comes in two versions, one in calf leather (with threading on the handle and flap) and one in real deer leather (with threading only on the handle) and a “Bardi-esque” palette of colours including (for the deer leather bag) hide, nude, water, black and plaster; (for the calf leather bag) albino, camel, black as well as a strong shade of red, a direct reference to the daringly brilliant red
reinforced concrete spans of the world-famous MASP, the art museum in the city of São Paulo, one of the city’s icons and certainly one of Bo Bardi’s most famous works.
Already popular for its timeless, characterful design, the BoBag will be available online ( www.maxmara.com ) and at the Max Mara store in Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan starting from tomorrow.