A homage to Italian creativity and ingenuity, the Whitney Bag came about as the result of the unprecedented partnership between the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Max Mara. 
“Aesthetic” and “technical” are the fundamental concepts of this bag, which is directly inspired by the façade and proportion of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York through the purity of its design and the careful selection of materials.

The Whitney Bag made its first appearance in April 2015 at the opening of the new Whitney Museum of American Art building in the Meatpacking District of New York. Made from soft luxury leather, the Whitney Bag is characterised by an elegant surface featuring hot preformed ribbing that tapers off to become one unified section. Real “graphic cuts” recall the modular appearance of the façade of the new Whitney Museum. The Whitney Bag is part of the permanent collection of the New York Fashion Institute of Technology museum.

Anniversary Edition

To celebrate its 5th anniversary, the cult bag has been revived in a special edition version dedicated to the American painter Florine Stettheimer who boasts an important presence at the Whitney. A feminist and activist ante-litteram (1871-1944), Stettheimer’s work “Sun”, created in 1931, inspired the bag’s five new color variants and the design of the floral printed lining. Indeed an anniversary issue, or better yet five, to collect like works of art.

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