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Otaat's Luxe Leather Goods Are Inspired by Form & Function

Image via Otaat
Image via Otaat

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We've been diggin' LA-based designer Albert Chu's conceptual carryalls since his brainy brand Otaat burst onto the bag scene way back in 2010. Still following their minimalist-meets-utilitarian mantra, the label just launched a line of luxe leather goods designed with on-the-go, organization-obsessed types in mind.

Priced from $195 to $800, the "Color Box" collection ranges from stylish foldover clutches to origami-like backpacks that double as a playmat or grocery bag (take a sec to think about that). In the brand's own brilliant words, the colorful accessories are "universal modules of versatility, function and fun. They not only accompany daily life as childhood accessories for distraction, but also act as tutors for generative thinking." Considering that Chu holds diplomas in architecture and civil & structural engineering, are you really all that surprised?

Check out the full range of mix-and-match pieces here.
· Otaat [Official Site]
· Brainy Bags from Otaat Bring Order to Life in LA [Racked]