October 26, 2023
Who needs the whole pizza when a single slice can look this nice? Nikolas Bentel (previously) thinks it’s time to level up the way you take home your pie—or hot dog, soda, or pasta, for that matter. A series of fashion accessories and homewares reimagine recognizable items like electrical cables or picnic blanket carriers into objects so hyper-practical that they nearly break the rules of functionality altogether.
Akin to Nicole McLaughlin’s clever apparel or art collective MSCHF’s cartoonish accessories, Bentel’s pieces are designed to accomplish exactly one job. Sling a single bottle of cola in a pair of buckled straps, and off you go.
See more of the artist’s work on his website, where he sells pieces in his shop, and get updates on Instagram and TikTok. You might also enjoy this leather bag by Tsuchiya Kaban designed to hold precisely one watermelon.
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