Renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop has designed a limited-edition of 250 bags inspired by his latest project—the New York’s Whitney Museum—for Italian fashion label Max Mara.

The materials and colours are directly inspired by the museum’s exterior: from the elegant, blue-grey ribbed surface to the unexpectedly contrasting red lining and signature snap hooks in matte palladium finish.

The Whitney Bag is crafted in three sizes and colors – black, bordeaux and tan – plus the exclusive collectors’ edition in a light blue-grey color reminiscent of the metallic shade of the museum’s facade. The 250 bags of the Limited Edition are branded with a numbered logo stamp on the inside.

We instantly fell for the light grey one. How could we not?

 

All images courtesy of Max Mara.