COSTELLATION

 

"The constellations and their imaginary lines transferred to the human universe."

Many times we look for a reason when some design attracts us.

The form, function, emotional memories…

To create the Constellation Collection we made the exercise of answering these concerns with simple designs in their form but extremely complex in their concept.

And is it that life itself isn't so? Simple in its complexity?

We seek in the constellations and their imaginary lines the elegance necessary to engineer fully contemporary handbags. In doing so, we have focus on creating new types of openings to facilitate usability in an extremely intuitive way.

The strap have a tailor-made height adjustment system adaptable to different uses if necessary.

The result is a journey that traps the most unlikely corners of the universe and transports them to earth.


URBAN SCOUT

 

“Explore new worlds has never been so colourful.”

The contrasting lines from Prógono and the curves from Mermelada Estudio unite in a unique proposal.

For some time now we met Mermelada Estudio´s team, renowned industrial design studio from Barcelona.

The mutual admiration has always made us think of some kind of collaboration but we still had not defined how we could fulfil this desire.

One day they invited us to their studio and proposed to us the idea of co-creating something and this was how Urban Scout came about. As a solution to a very specific need: The flexibility and the many activities we do during a day.

The result is a backpack that works for any occasion that has a built-in blanket that can have the function of tablecloth, towel or simply be used separately.

The long design process has been worth it and we can't be happier.


SOBREÁTICO

 

"The top, the mole, the highest and the Catalan modernism."

The collection has a suggestive name directly linked to its design:

Sobreático = Rooftop in Spanish.

The focus to develop this collection was pay attention to the top of the bags making an allusion to the contemporary phenomenon of adding more floors to the roofs of old buildings in Barcelona.

The top of the bags is its access, differently from the buildings, because of that we make this part the protagonist.

This context has generated a collection that reinvents the bags tops that make up the collection.

The attic today is the most coveted floor in a building for its views and luminosity differently from the beginnings of the 20th century when attics were the least accessible parts from a building.

The strap have a tailor-made height adjustment system adaptable to different uses if is necessary, alluding to modernist buildings that are used differently from the initial functional design.

A magic that joins the past and the present.


PLANALTO

 

"The arid relief of centre of Brazil contrasts with the lines of the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer in an aesthetic symphony."

For this bags collection we have pay a homage the Architect Oscar Niemeyer and the relief of the centre of Brazil.

We wanted that the result of our work smelled of innovation and we have found lines and design references that at some point broken paradigms.

Synthesizing all of our references has been one of the most complex tasks we have faced.

 

COLUMN

 

“An static architectural element that withstands its essence over time changes its function and becomes portable.”

What happens if you change the original function of a ordinary thing?

Is it still been a basic?

This is what we have come up with when we have transformed columns into bags.

We wanted to question whether one of the world's best-known static architectural elements such as the column could be translated into the bags world.

All this has come to us after studying and concluding that the curved shape is the most comfortable for a travel bag.

We wanted to create a bag for the weekend or gym that didn’t exceed the proportion of a gym locker or plane hand luggage to make it really useful in its entirety.

When we made the first prototype we realized that even the soft hardness of the waterproof cotton canvas we used came in favour because helps to protect the interior of the bag.

A simple design that makes more easier the different activities from everyday.

 

SÃO PAULO

 

"The power of attraction of concrete forms converted into urban accessories."

The most important goal of Prógono's design for the São Paulo collection has been Neo-minimalism and a blend of our design experiences between Spain and Brazil, as well as lines to be discovered such as those the São Paulo´s Brutalist architecture. For this reason, each of the bags and accessories has been inspired and bears the name of a unique building from this Brazilian city.

The location for the shooting could not represent better the aesthetic intention as it has been photographed in a unique housing study projected by the renowned Architecture of Barcelona, External References.

The most important goal of Prógono's design for the São Paulo collection has been Neo-minimalism and a blend of our design experiences between Spain and Brazil, as well as lines to be discovered such as those the São Paulo´s Brutalist architecture. For this reason, each of the bags and accessories has been inspired and bears the name of a unique building from this Brazilian city.

The design of the interiors of the bags and their compartments has been one of our main priorities for this collection

The location for the shooting could not represent better the aesthetic intention as it has been photographed in a unique housing study projected by the renowned Architecture of Barcelona, External Reference.