His bags combine past and future, craftsmanship and innovative processes. Luca Bellaccini from Siena tells Città Meridiane as an accessory can become timeless, rising to a new life.
Timeless accessories in recycled materials
“Why do we have to have a vision of the future, but also the culture of the past” – he explains me on the phone. He could not think otherwise Luca that deals with restoring and bringing former beauty paintings and frescoes. Then, following the insatiable creativity, he decides to create a challenge, carry bags in recycled materials individually, following compositions and colors that we find in his paintings.
The idea behind the Kheper bags is that all materials can discover a new life at the end of their function: turning, rising. This is precisely the meaning of the word in ancient Egyptian kheper, the beetle symbol of the creations of Luca aimed at a clientele converted to overcoming the consumerist culture, giving shape to their dreams and needs.
“That’s why I try materials at the end of their lives, able to revive and give volume to the desired shapes: component selection and combination of colors are the challenges that are common to every creation Kheper entirely handmade. There’s no rush, approval, or industrial processing, only passion and work all Tuscan” – he is keen to point out.
Matter very dear the subject of environmental impact, he has invented a totally craft, because Luca is not a son of art, has not grown in the shop, do not know anything about tanning, leather, creating bags, begins to design and produce his first Kepher Bags. For this relies on local craftsmen, ladies who know how to treat the materials that he recovers, know how to give real life to his ideas. So everything remains strictly “made in Tuscany”, from idea to product made.
More I advance me in the history of Luca Bellaccini, more I look at the large yellow and black bag that he dedicated to me calling Rosalia, which incorporates the colors of our blog and that will become inseparable traveling companion in the next rounds, and more I am convinced that his is a craft art that is manifested in choosing carefully the materials, bring them back to life with sometimes lengthy and costly procedures, and then draw, cut, sew, weave, which gives birth to bags and accessories of extraordinary craftsmanship: every Kheper Bag is a single piece. Expression of that Italian know-how that should be recognized and exalted as cultural heritage.
Each bag is to be built with passion and patience. Luca brings the tradition, the whole of the Tuscan tannery, in the contemporary world, creating accessories from precise and evocative design, which emphasizes the exuberance of two-color graphic sign of many products. And rereading rough masculine materials, such as military blankets, feeling profoundly feminine: very beautiful the obtained bags and reborn as luxury items, timeless.
All are unique objects, created with recycled materials such as inner tubes, recovered by bike and tire dealers; PVC scraps salvaged from marquee factory; safety belts of the cars selecting only the rear view of their less wear.
An extensive search and select only the best materials, which are then washed thoroughly.
What audience thinks Luca when he realizes his creations? To people who love culture, sophisticated and a little ‘retro, that when they bring bags and totes, daily or on the go, consider them as their home, by inserting guard you all they want, all that is of value and want to bring with them. People like Luca should make space in their lives to the imagination that never stops.
At the base of the Tuscan creative work there are indeed ideas in perpetual motion and creative ferment that together with different materials in their hybrid assembly come together in surprising shapes and cuts: the texture of the air chamber communicates and contrasts with the vivid P.V.C. and the colors match for a unique look that frees the instinct of creativity. A creativity that in KheperBags brand goes hand in hand with the value of sustainability and recycling and trying to combine elegance and utility, style and aggression in unique products, but to everyone.
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