〈Award Entry Products〉
Show dates:June 26 (Wed) -28 (Fri), 2019 10:00-18:00 (17:00 on June 28)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
Company Name
Product Name
Nerdy Mini / DIY Leather Backpack
Category: Bag    
Material: Leather:Italy vegetable-tanned leather / Screw:Stainless steel 18/8 Size: H31 x W28 x D8 (cm)
Price 35000 JPY (tax excluded)

Nerdy Mini is a DIY leather bag, the assembly process does not require any form of needlework. With the assembly concept, colors & function may have kinds of possibilities(backpack or a shoulder bag).
Product Summary, Message, Story and Episode:
Different from DIY established impression. Nerdy Mini is a vegetable tanned leather backpack that can be easily assembled just using our hands. Studio Smoll has developed a complete leather self-assembly technique, which we named Smollism. We provide precise advanced cut leather pieces, designed screws for fixing, and all the assisting tools including guide film that instructs for the process. In order to let participants without any training experiences to complete the task, the process requires no sewing, bonding, or hammering. Instead, we use folding and crossing to let the leather sheet stand firm naturally, forming a steady bag structure.
The subject, top cover, and strap are four separate parts before assembling.Corresponding to six basis color we offer, thousands of possibilities may be created through color. In addition, we also designed two types of straps to transform the bag into either a backpack or a messenger bag at any time.
Starting from cherishing and reducing fashion waste. Studio Smoll design leather modular to fulfill the reassembled concept. Besides experiencing the pleasure of making leather bags, purchasing a separate part for repairing the damage is also feasible. Since we can spread out the fix leather bag, maintenance can be done thoroughly, which can greatly extend the lifespan of the bag.