Maharam invited designers Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, and Jasper Morrison, among others, to imagine a bag they’d like to use themselves. While reflecting several distinct approaches, the bags are united by a focus on utility, simple geometric form, and inventive construction. Material choices complement each bag’s character: rigid and hard wearing cotton canvas, supple leather, lightweight nylon parachute cloth, or papery matte polyurethane. Marked by thoughtful functionality and refined details, the bags are made by high-quality US producers.
- Waxed cotton canvas with nylon handles
- Width: 16 inch
- Height: 14.5 inch
- Depth: 6 inch
- Secure flap closure
- Four pockets
- Light and dark variation is inherent to this waterproof textile
- Clean with damp cloth
Maharam was founded in 1902 by Louis Maharam, a Russian immigrant. Through the generations, Maharam evolved from a source of theatrical textiles for costume and set design in the 1940s to a pioneer of performance-driven textiles for commercial interiors in the '60s.
Maharam Scamp Bag, Khaki Designed by:
- Jasper Morrison
“My grandfather had decorated one room of his house in the Scandinavian style of the ‘60s—bare floors, long-haired white rugs—and in it was a Braun record player with wooden side panels. I was impressed by the room and the record player.” – Jasper Morrison
Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959. He studied at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1985. Since 1986 he has opened his Office for Design in London.
Jasper Morrison became a leading figure of “New Simplicity,” a movement that advocated a more modest and also more serious approach to design. In addition to furniture, he has also created lamps, home accessories, textiles, a tram system for the city of Hanover, Germany and a bus shelter for the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein.
Recent projects include the design of the furniture for the Tate Modern in London, the Folding Air-Chair and Low Air-Table for Magis, flatware, glassware and other home accessories for Alessi, the Flos Glo-Ball lighting series and furniture for Vitra.
Jasper Morrison Ltd. is currently based in London and Paris.