Ceci N’est Pas CHANEL The Bike
Dutch design with a twist!
The strap for this glorious tote was made using a bike tire - and it’s crazy strong!
This bag is made out of saved materials used in other productions. The leather is all naturally tanned.
Ceci n'est pas refers to the famous painting 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe' ("this is not a pipe") by René Margritte.
It is a playful commentary on the less glamorous ways of the fashion industry. The mostly overpriced items are promoted by huge marketing campaigns and often bought with illegally obtained or ethically-suspect money. It's all about the brand and not about the value of the actual product. That's why these bags were created with a purely functional design. Strong, durable and let’s not forget gorgeous, they are all one-of-a-kind.
Bags are of Dutch Design and handmade in-studio in the heart of Amsterdam; any ‘imperfections’ are part of the design. These are a collectors item and will become more valuable over time.
About the Collection
All bags in the Ceci N'est Pas collection are one of a kind! Select styles come with a batch number and certificate of authenticity stamped on the bag of the bag; these pieces are collectors items and will increase in value over time. They are each handmade in Amsterdam using leftover materials from other projects by the designer. "Ceci N'est Pas" means "This is not" in French. Each of these bags is a truly special piece!