Artware Editions specialise in collaborating with painters and sculptors to create functional design objects. Many pieces are perfect for children and parents, like these amazing ‘Artbags’ by Debra Franses Bean. Suspend your child’s favourite but grown-out-of objects in cast urethane and savour them forever as an art piece and functional lamp.
I’ll endeavour to stop into this New York City gallery when I’m there later this year. Located in groovy Greenwich Village, it’s a stone’s throw from where I will be staying. They take custom orders for the exclusive Artbags- clients have submitted sentimental pieces, locks of a child’s hair and even a framed photo to be immortaised in the form of a handbag to make a statement about the "… transient luxuries of beauty and fashion."
Artbags are US$900 plus shipping from Artware Editions. You can choose from a black or white base which is moulded on wood. Just don’t expect me to bring you one back in my luggage!