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The Crisp Packet
The idea of creating luxurious versions of everyday objects has long been a fascination for us, and what better object to start with than with the humble crisp packet. From the original design to the finished product, this is how we achieved it.
We started with the real thing: a packet of Walker’s Crisps (salt and vinegar, of course) which we photographed from every angle to create a 3D rendering.
This computer- generated render is used to test different shapes, colours and textures.
Once we were happy with the design we then created the first three-dimensional prototype, which is tested for ergonomics and wearability.
The next step was to find the right people to make it. We took the crisp packet to Italy, where we were repeatedly told it couldn’t be done, until we found the right craftsman who specialise in intricate metalwork and jewellery.
We use eight moulds to create each clutch, ensuring that each piece fits together perfectly.
To get the colour exactly right, we first add coloured ink to transparent varnish, which we spray in thin layers until we've obtained the perfect shade.
It takes seven hours to make each bag, which is then varnished by hand as there isn't a machine that can work with the difficult angles and sharp corners.
This intricate process ensures that each clutch is a unique piece of wearable art.