G. wedding is a handbag entirely made of wood, with the same functionality as traditional handbags.
- Designer: Umberto Dattola
- Size: 24L x 8.5 W x 16H cm without handle, with raised handle 39 cm H; cross-section thickness 6 mm
- Colors: lacquered red RAL 3002 lacquered ivory RAL 9001 For enameling with different colors, please contact us.
- Finishes: lacquering, enameling on request
- Materials: Birch and poplar plywood 6 mm thick.
The wearable piece of furniture G. Wedding is entirely made of birch and / or poplar plywood. Since the size of the single pieces is very small, they can easily be obtained from recycled scrap wood or packaging materials. The handle is also made of plywood. Once the material has been cut into strips, these are shaped and glued together. After the glue dries, the only thing left to do is trim and cut the handle to size. A strip of resistant fabric provides the zipper closure between body and lid. The central body is connected to the handle by two metal junctions. The bag is finished using either non-toxic water enamel, or lacquer.
The idea for the product was conceived at our friend Gianluca’s wedding party. A group of colleagues and friends had decided to give the newlyweds money as a present, since it was difficult to guess their real needs. They had built “a wooden envelope” in which to put the money, together with a lot of wood chips. The envelope was the same size as G. WEDDING and just a bit flatter, with a thickness of 3 cm. The final idea came after seeing the bride handle “the envelope” as a pochette. Despite being made of plywood from an old toolbox, if worn that way, the envelope looked both fine and witty, both easygoing and smart. We were so excited that the following day we started working on our new wearable piece of furniture: Gianluca’s wedding, or G. wedding.