Amazing Wire Briefcase by Maria Hees

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This amazing wire briefcase is part of the current presentation of the Amsterdam Stedelijk Musem design collection. This must have designer briefcase is however just a prototype. Really love how this – dating from 1978 – briefcase as well looks like a polygon computer model and can also be interpreted as an art piece that deals with public space, privacy, transparency and safety.

I can highly recommend this permanent design exhibit, with works by Gerrit Rietveld, Michel de Klerk, Wim Crouwel and Marcel Wanders among others.

Maria Hees

Maria Hees – Wire Briefcase (prototype) (1978).

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2 Responses to Amazing Wire Briefcase by Maria Hees

  1. Mira says:

    I agree. it’s pretty amazing stuff for all the reasons you mention. I’m thinking of X-rays at airports and so on. I’ve also seen transparent backpacks around. So there is definitely a theme there than can be mined for thoughts about current society.

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