Japanese Paper Bags

created by

Naoto Fukasawa

$80.00 $ 49.99

created by

Naoto Fukasawa

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A New Kind of Grocery Bag

Ancient Japanese papermaking traditions combine with current technology to create these water-resistant, incredibly strong paper tote bags. Using some of the same methods used to make washi paper (traditional Japanese paper made by hand), the family-run Onao paper company combines wood pulp and polyolefin to make this strong, flexible paper. Designed by Naoto Fukusawa.

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Naoto Fukasawa was born in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, in 1956. He graduated from Tama Art University's product design department in art and 3D design in 1980. Until 1988, Fukasawa worked as a designer at Seiko-Epson corp. In 1989, he left Japan for the United States. In San Francisco he joined a small office that had employed 15 persons--'ID two', the predecessor to 'IDEO', which now has 450 staff in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, Chicago, London and Munich.

After eight years, Fukasawa returned home. In 1996, he helped set up 'IDEO' in Japan--a team of eight designers working mainly for the Japanese market. He stayed with it until December 2002.

Fukasawa went independent and in January 2003 he established 'naoto fukasawa design' in Tokyo. Fukasawa joined the advisory board of the Japanese company 'MUJI'.

Fukasawa is a lecturer in the product design department Musashino Art University and Tama Art University in Tokyo. His designs have won more than 50 design awards in Europe and America.

Made from
wood pulp, polyolefin
13" H x 13" W x 7" D
Holds up to 25 lbs.
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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