Over the last 30 years, leading Dutch designer Hester van Eeghen has created more than 600 objects ranging from trolleys to evening bags and from colourful high heels to briefcases. She is now celebrating her 30th anniversary as a designer with a pop-up book entitled One Thousand and One Handbags and the ongoing exhibition entitled ‘The Bag as Theatre’ which opened on 10 November 2018 in the Museum of Bags and Purses.
Just like her highly admired bags, this interactive exhibition is also full of surprises. ‘The Bag as Theatre’ addresses both the design of bags and what goes on inside them. While viewing the exhibition, you take a journey through the ‘theatre of bags’: stepping into a bag stimulates all your senses. Observing a bag’s contents, smelling it and touching it makes us realise we are carrying around more than we think on our arm.