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This bag was designed for an exhibition in Taiwan. I wanted to design a bag that I thought reflected something unique about Taiwan and my experiences living here for the past 20 years. One of the 1st things about Taiwan that grabbed my attention the 1st day I arrived was the swarm of motorbikes that covered the streets. Motorbikes or scooters are by far the preferred form of transportation throughout Taiwan and they vastly outnumber all other forms of transportation on the densely-populated Island. These compact modes of transportation are favored for their convenience in parking and inexpensive maintenance. But as convenient as they are they are also quite dangerous and it's not uncommon to see accidents daily. I myself have been in 2 over the years resulting in breaking a shoulder in each accident. I have since thrown in the towel and now drive a car with lots of airbags..! Regardless, these bikes have left a deep impression on my life and so I decided to create a luxury bag built around the properties of a scooter tire. Coming up with a design I really liked that would work well with the shape and weight of the tire was challenging at 1st, but eventually the concept came to life. The 1st challenge I had starting out was finding the right tire for the job. So, I went to a large motorbike shop and to my surprise after hearing about my plans to design a bag out of a tire they began to enthusiastically bring out every tire they had in their collection for me to choose from. This made finding the right tire a whole lot easier and they have my sincerest appreciation... To make this project a piece of art and not just a bag I wanted to incorporate the use of a variety of exotic leathers on different areas of the bag. The exterior front was cut from Italian vegetable tanned leather that was dyed and stitched by hand to make what you see in the picture. The interior of the bag was lined with a thin layer of unfinished horse leather and to top it off I have laid a piece of South African gazelle fur on the back to give the bag a richly exotic look and feel. To lighten the weight of the bag I have removed any unnecessary rubber from the tire and have used extra thick (3mm thick) Leather to provide the bag with strength and support for the tires shape and weight. Every component you see on the bag was cut, dyed, and stitched together by hand using only traditional techniques... The end result was better than I could have expected! After spending about 2 months coming up with a design I spent about another 50 -60 hours to build the bag itself! Since then I have come up with 3 distinct designs for the tire bag for both larger and smaller tires. If you'd like to see more pictures of this bag and some of my other leather artwork and designs, please visit my page at www.fischerworkshops.com Thanks!!!

This bag was designed for an exhibition in Taiwan. I wanted to design a bag that I thought reflected something unique about Taiwan and my experiences living here for the past 20 years. One of the 1st things about Taiwan that grabbed my attention the 1st day I arrived was the swarm of motorbikes that covered the streets. Motorbikes or scooters are by far the preferred form of transportation throughout Taiwan and they vastly outnumber all other forms of transportation on the densely-populated Island. These compact modes of transportation are favored for their convenience in parking and inexpensive maintenance. But as convenient as they are they are also quite dangerous and it's not uncommon to see accidents daily. I myself have been in 2 over the years resulting in breaking a shoulder in each accident. I have since thrown in the towel and now drive a car with lots of airbags..! Regardless, these bikes have left a deep impression on my life and so I decided to create a luxury bag built around the properties of a scooter tire. Coming up with a design I really liked that would work well with the shape and weight of the tire was challenging at 1st, but eventually the concept came to life. The 1st challenge I had starting out was finding the right tire for the job. So, I went to a large motorbike shop and to my surprise after hearing about my plans to design a bag out of a tire they began to enthusiastically bring out every tire they had in their collection for me to choose from. This made finding the right tire a whole lot easier and they have my sincerest appreciation... To make this project a piece of art and not just a bag I wanted to incorporate the use of a variety of exotic leathers on different areas of the bag. The exterior front was cut from Italian vegetable tanned leather that was dyed and stitched by hand to make what you see in the picture. The interior of the bag was lined with a thin layer of unfinished horse leather and to top it off I have laid a piece of South African gazelle fur on the back to give the bag a richly exotic look and feel. To lighten the weight of the bag I have removed any unnecessary rubber from the tire and have used extra thick (3mm thick) Leather to provide the bag with strength and support for the tires shape and weight. Every component you see on the bag was cut, dyed, and stitched together by hand using only traditional techniques... The end result was better than I could have expected! After spending about 2 months coming up with a design I spent about another 50 -60 hours to build the bag itself! Since then I have come up with 3 distinct designs for the tire bag for both larger and smaller tires. If you'd like to see more pictures of this bag and some of my other leather artwork and designs, please visit my page at www.fischerworkshops.com Thanks!!!

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Chris Fischer
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Taiwan
I grew up in the US and now live in Taiwan. My whole life I've experimented with many different medias of art, but when I started working with leather I found my niche... I love mixing and matching my western roots and influences with many of the art styles I've grown to admire here in Asia as well. It's always my goal in whatever I make to try to create one of a kind and original designed items. I rarely make more than 1 or two items that are identical providing collectors with a lasting treasure. I make everything using century old techniques with the highest standards of quality. I also hope to nuture and inspire interest in the various forms of leather artisanship through hosting workshops, exhibitions, and more...
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Fractallert Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Chris, welcome to the da-family, and here a little welcome-present : fractallert.deviantart.com/art…

Enjoy here !!
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Yukkurifan64 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Welcome to DeviantArt :D
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FischerWorkshops Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Yukkurifan64 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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