Maharam Bags

Maharam has introduced a collection of bags that embody the ethos of ‘good design.’ With exceptional execution and attention to detail, Maharam Bags offer outstanding utility and practicality and will prove their versatility and longevity many times over.

World-renowned designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison and Hella Jongerius each created a bag suited to their personal needs, and  manufactured using highly skilled and small-scale production based in the United States. The result is a growing collection that includes carryalls, messenger bags, carry-on bags and totes designed and made to Maharam’s incomparable standards.

Konstantic Grcic is known for his well-considered designs that have a humanist quality, and his Frame Bag and Tube Bag, both available in indigo, are lightweight, comfortable and casual. The Frame Bag is a versatile carryall in ripstop nylon with webbing lattice and one interior pocket, while the messenger-sized Tube Bag is ideal for essentials with an adjustable strap, two front pockets and one zipped compartment.

Taking a rational approach to design, Jasper Morrison’s products are characterised by clarity and utility. Morrison’s Amsterdam Bag is a simple and tasteful box tote with a rigid waxed-cotton canvas body and leather handles. Available in black with saddle, it has one interior pocket and is waterproof.

The Amsterdam Bag also served as the inspiration for Morrison’s Scamp Bag, a purposeful carry-on bag for frequent travel. The Scamp Bag, available in olive, is a discreet and well-resolved utilitarian box tote that is thoughtfully scaled with well-positioned pockets to make it the ideal travel companion.

The HJ Bag, named for its designer Hella Jongerius, is a simple and functional unisex shoulder bag for daily use. The Dutch designer fuses craft and industry, lo-tech and hi-tech production, and traditional and contemporary approaches, and her HJ Bag beautifully combines these seeming contradictions. The waxed-cotton canvas body has contrasting stitching and is left unlined to expose the construction. It has a collar printed with Jongerius’ Confetti pattern, and a leather handle, custom-made leather slide and handmade serrated leather bead add to the HJ Bag’s distinctive character. It is available in mustard, with an ivory collar printed with citrus, black and grey.

Living Edge is the exclusive Australian distributor of Maharam Bags.