These pockets will not be accessible from the outside, and cannot be detached. This represents the permanence emphasized in structuralism.
Compartmentalized buildings such as the "Nakagin Capsule Tower" and Aldo Van Eyck's "Amsterdam Orphanage" are just some of the structures that influenced Lilian Kong in her design. A junior industrial and user experience designer at Carnegie Mellon, Kong has a strong design style that resonates throughout this project and several others on her site. With her understanding of structuralist architecture she designed a bag that creates juxtaposition between space and form. Much like the dichotomies expressed in buildings of this style, Kong's "Archet Bag" is "a reflection of the way objects live within the bag."
Some photos from Lilian Kong's Coroflot page show the clean and clever magnetic latch to enclose the bag.
The organized and clean execution reminds us of the graphic qualities of New York Local Salvor Bags, which feature silkscreened graphics to similar effect.
The handbag version of the Archet Bag is a variation of the on-the-go homage to structuralist architecture.
Kong's work shows that she knows her sources of inspiration even as she translates those ideas into products like the Archet Bag—we'll be keeping an eye on her portfolio for sure.