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Pako & the Green bag (2 bags)

1990 SEK

A bag for the conscious consumer and her / his lifestyle .

This bamboo bicycle bag / basket is handmade by Pako folks in Vietnam, designed by Josefine who met the group during the years she lived in Vietnam. In collaboration with MCNV ( https://mcnv.org/)

Charming and easy to carry as a bag or on your bicycle. You attach the bag to the bicycle with the leather straps included. The set includes a fabric bag and a bamboo basket. They are designed to sit together but can be detached from each other, both can be used separately and are as beautiful in themselves.

Each piece of bamboo basket is uniquely handcrafted and all of them have their own unique character shaped by one pair of hands. The bamboo and rattan are sourced in the area where the Pako group live and are processed by hand by the group. The colour of the bamboo and rattan might differ and adds to the nature of each unique piece of basket.

The project is a collaboration between Josefine and a small Pako group to make a unique product which will help them increase their income.

Pako is one of many minority groups in Vietnam's highlands. The group we work with live in one of Vietnam´s poorest provinces - Quang Tri is in far North Central of Vietnam. It is also where the most fierce battle was fought during the 21 years of the American War.

At the moment its 4 pair of hands producing the baskets, a small production but we hope to be able to increase it soon. We work in close collaboration to try to make this a profitable project.

  • Materials: Bamboo basket: bamboo, rattan & leather details. Fabric bag: Green fabric with linen & leather details. Sewn in Hoi An, Vietnam.
  • The sizes are approximately. Bamboo basket: H 35-38cm, W: 34-38 cm, D when closed: 14-15cm.
  • Free shipping within Sweden

Handcrafted & designed with LOVE.

A short clip about the production:

En väska för den medvetna konsumenten och hens livsstil.

Denna vackra bambu cykelväska / korg är handgjord av Pako folk i Vietnam, designad av Josefine, grundaren till Form – a nomad design studio. Hon träffade gruppen under åren hon bodde i Vietnam.

Charmig och lätt att bära som en väska eller på din cykel. Du spänner fast väskan på cykeln med de medföljande läderremmarna. Väskan består av en tygväska och en bambukorg. De är designade som ett set men båda kan användas separat och är lika vackra att bära var för sig.

Bambukorgen är handgjord och alla har sin unika karaktär, formad av ett par händer. Bambun och rottingen skördas i det område där Pako gruppen bor och bearbetas för hand av gruppen. Färgen på bambun och rottingen varierar och bidrar till varje korgs unika utseende.

Projektet är ett samarbete mellan Josefine och en liten grupp Pako minoritets befolkning, en unik produkt som kommer att bidra till en ökad inkomst.

Pako är en av många minoritetsgrupper i Vietnams högländer. Gruppen jag arbetar med bor i en av Vietnams fattigaste provinser - Quang Tri som ligger i centrala delen av Vietnam. Det var här den hårdaste kampen utkämpades under det 21 år långa Amerikanska kriget.

För tillfället är det 4 par händer som producerar korgarna, en liten produktion men vi hoppas kunna öka den snart. Vi arbetar i nära samarbete för att göra detta till ett lönsamt projekt.


Bambukorg: bambu, rotting & läder detaljer. Tyg väska: Grönt tyg med svart linne och läder detaljer. Sys i Hoi An Vietnam.

Storlekarna är ungefärliga: Bambukorg: H 35-38cm, B: 34-38 cm, D när den är stängd: 14-15cm.

Handcrafted & designed with LOVE.

Ett kortfilm om produktionen:

production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0fq7sZ8wuM

The bag have been featured in the magazines / Väskan har presenterats i tidningarna:

Femina (July 2016)

Rum Hemma (July 2016)

Koloniträdgårdsförbundet (October 2016)

Expressen (October 2016)

Sköna Hem (October 2016)

Kloka Hem (February 2017)

Amelia Vår (April 2017)

ELLE magazine (June 2017)

Mama (August 2017)

Online articles / Online artiklar

Sapir: 5 snabba med Elin Josefine Olsson (January 2017)

Houzz: Design med hjärta (December 2016)

Designboom: Pako bicycle bag made in Vietnam (April 2016)

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Form - a nomad design studio

The production is the heart of the design work. Handmade interior & fashion products in bamboo & rattan for a conscious lifestyle. For consumers who value ethical consumption & a transparent value chain.

My mission is to create products using the technique, visual language and craftsmanship in the area I am working in to develop products for a contemporary clientèle. I strive for high quality and the mix of my Scandinavian design heritage with cultural influences in other parts of the world produces a unique product. For me, the quality and integrity of the craftsmen who create my products are of highest importance. For this reason, I have a nomad design studio. I ensure my knowledge of an area by being there, on the spot, in person.

The founder of Form - a nomad design studio is me Elin Josefine Olsson, I set up the studio the summer 2014 in Vietnam. I am a Swedish designer who studied at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. I have been living in Vietnam since October 2012.

During my last year in university I wrote a Manifesto which goes something like this:
My aim is to work with art and design in developing countries together with local craftsman, making objects for a contemporary audience, by finding inspiration in other cultures and their history.

This is still my core reason to be here and the reason I started Form – a nomad design studio. I want to bring you a piece of the soul of the place where we are operating, produced by people I know in a way I know. I want you as a customer to be sure that your product comes from "good hands".