Shingo Wakagi × ROOTOTE / ruck-tote "ENGLAND" Northern Rail / 042501
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Sale Period: July 20th - August 17th 12:00PM
*Delivery is scheduled for late October.
*This product cannot be canceled, exchanged, or returned after purchase due to production reasons. Thank you for your understanding.
A collaboration between photographer Shingo Wakaki and ROOTOTE . A tote bag that is an art piece and a partner for "fun outings". A limited-time sale item featuring Wakaki's photo book "England – Hawaii", which was born from this collaboration, on " ruck-tote " created by the design office nendo and ROOTOTE .
The tote bag will also come with Wakaki's autographed photo book "England – Hawaii".
Born in Hamamatsu City in 1971. Graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, Department of Photography. In addition to his activities as a photographer, he is expanding his range of activities such as film production, picture book publishing, and bookstore management.
From 2004 to 2008 , he published a documentary-style magazine " youngtree press " with photos and writings of ordinary people. In 2021 , it was republished as " youngtree diary " for the first time in 13 years.
Photobook "England – Hawaii"
"ruck-tote", a bag that combines a rucksack and a tote
The tote bag has a handle and an opening on the top, making it easy to check the contents and take things in and out while the bag is on your shoulder. On the other hand, the rucksack has a handle that is attached to the side, so it fits close to the body, and the cushioning and length adjustment function of the straps make it less tiring. I wanted to combine the convenience of both, so I designed a bag that feels like a backpack while on the move, but also allows you to smoothly take things in and out like a tote.
The shape of the bag is a slightly peculiar pentagonal shape, and by doing this, the center of gravity is biased. Become. And if you tilt the bag a little, the opening will be "upward" this time, so you can use it like a tote. The details of the shoulder straps and metal fittings are as “rucksack-like” as possible, and the fabric is “tote-like” canvas. I'm trying to be too.
<Representative of design office nendo / Mr. Oki Sato>
Born in Canada in 1977 . Graduated from Waseda University Graduate School of Architecture in 2002 and established design office nendo in the same year. He was selected as one of Newsweek magazine's " 100 Japanese People Respected by the World" and has won numerous global design awards, including EDIDA's " Designer of the Year " (2012 ) . Representative works are stored in museums around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York ( USA ) . Responsible for the Tokyo 2020 cauldron design. Currently, in addition to working on the design of the new French high-speed train TGV for the 2024 Paris Olympics, he is also the general producer of the Japanese Government Pavilion at the Osaka Kansai Expo scheduled to be held in 2025 .
Size: W46 x H51 x D5cm Shoulder length: 100cm
Material: outer cotton / lining polyester
Color: Northern Rail
Pockets: 1 outside, 1 inside
Scheduled delivery: Late October
* During the following period, samples will be exhibited at the bookstore BOOKS AND PRINTS operated by Mr. Wakaki.
KAGIYA Building 201, 229-13 Tamachi, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Exhibition period: Friday, July 22nd to Monday, August 15th
Regular holiday: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday