A creative hub that gives young artists worldwide the chance to channel their creativity. It’s how you could describe the Eastpak Artist Studio.
Plus, there is a good cause involved: Designers Against Aids. The organization seeks to raise AIDS awareness towards the general public and in the international media, with a specific emphasis on young people in industrialized countries. All proceeds of the sales of the Eastpak Artist Studio creations will go to the charity organization.
56 artists from 14 countries have turned the Eastpak Padded Pak’r into new creations, thus with keeping the logo visible. Amongst the 56 artists, five Dutch artists showed their designs; Leon Keer, Ivania Carpio, Nepco, Chaotic Bastards and Mimi Nizan.
Last week we had a short roadtrip to Antwerp for the official Eastpak Artist Studio Exhibition, hosted by former Belgian model Hannelore Knuts. We had a closer look at the ‘artefacts’, and we were stunned by the originality of some Eastpak Padded Pak’rs.
Here’s a teaser to give you an idea of how some creations came about:
Below you’ll find our selection of the designs we liked best (in random order), including the quote the artist made to describe the work: