In 1926, a group of Finnish artists made the decision to turn their own lives into an art form. In an undoubtedly Dadaist spirit, they embarked on a never-ending journey which took them to the major cities of Europe and Africa.

The only condition for taking part in this journey was to only carry that part of one's life and work that could fit into a handbag.

Only the bare minimum, the truly essential things. What was most cherished.

For the occasion, the sculptor Håvard Henten produced a simple design. He devised a leather bag in which he could keep his notebook of imaginary maps, a pen, a deck of cards, the portrait of a woman, a red shirt, and several dozen of the famous micro sculptures which he used to make, and which he would gradually abandon throughout the trip.

His artitistic work, scattered around differents parts of the world, did not make history.

What did, however, was the design of his bag. The Henten Bag.



En 1926, un grupo de artistas finlandeses tomó la decisión de convertir su propia vida en una forma de arte. Con un espíritu indudablemente dadaísta, se embarcaron en un viaje sin fin que les llevó por las mayores ciudades de Europa y África.

La única condición previa para participar en la travesía era la de transportar solo la parte de su vida y de su obra que pudiera cargarse en una bolsa de mano.

Solo lo mínimo, lo esencial. Lo más preciado.

Para la ocasión, el escultor Håvard Henten realizó un sencillo diseño. Ideó una bolsa de piel en la que pudiera guardar su cuaderno de mapas imaginarios, una pluma, una baraja de cartas, el retrato de una mujer, una camisa roja y varias decenas de las famosas microesculturas que realizaba y que iría abandonando a lo largo del viaje.

 Su obra, en gran parte desaparecida, no pasó a la historia.

Pero sí lo hizo el diseño de su bolsa, the Henten bag.






が、彼のカバンのデザインは残った。The Henten bag.

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