Future Bags, an exhibition at The Museum of Bags and Purses, will be held from 17 April through 29 July 2018. To create this show, a group of young designers from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) were assigned to design ‘the bag of the future’. To achieve this, the students had to consider new forms of function, interaction and social identity. Although natural and eco-friendly plastics are commonly used today, the future is sure to offer new alternatives. Will hyperconnectivity mean the disappearance of bags altogether? Will our bodies themselves become ‘the bag’?

The bag is bound to continue its development; for this reason, the museum provides not only a cultural historic interpretation of the bag but also serves another important purpose: to indicate new designs, applications, materials and production techniques. The Museum of Bags and Purses is also committed to stimulating young designers and to offering a platform for new talent.