Workshop with local craftsmen during Skopje Design Week 2018

Allgemein 25. November 2018

Ranec is Macedonian and means backpack. The product is based on the traditional basket weaving knowledge. By adapting this old craft to manufacture a new product, the tradition can be preserved and simultaneously integrated into contemporary culture. The backpack only uses rope and reed to create a cost-effective, locally made product.
This research focused on mixing materials and the idea of creating an object that could work as a series. After arriving at the work site, it became quiet clear that it is sensible to use the manufacturing process as a starting point to translate old craft traditions into the present. Sticking to the standard materials that are available for local craftsmen, extra costs and unnecessary organization is avoided.