Su Shi who came from China was bamboo’s lover, even for a moment can not be detached: “I prefer not to eat meat, can not live without bamboo, meat makes thin, bamboo is vulgar.” I do not know in front of 65 in Florence, Italy, M. Guccio Gucci is not subject to the influence of Chinese culture, infected with a warm tribute to the Oriental Bamboo? In 1947, he courageously decided to use bamboo, this Is the new material in the production of Gucci bags.At that time, the end of World War II, the war ended, but the raw materials, lack of state caused by the war has not ended. Guccio Gucci boldly “bamboo”, which represents the oriental style of material to replace the metal, imported from Japan, bamboo, through heating roasted to soften and bend into a single “U”, and then through a metal ring in series connection with the history of Gucci Boston bag of this classic design as well.
From a design standpoint, the cortex Gucci Boston Bags with bamboo handle, Gucci Top Handles bags,in line with the “real materials” and “form follows function”, both coming to the fore in the Arts and Crafts movement, has been widely accepted principles aesthetic. leather and bamboo, matching material from both conflict and harmony, exotic bamboo handle, with natural materials, they kind of strange feeling of coordination – both practical and romantic package Bamboo is popular range. bamboo bag is very popular in the 1950s and 1960s, the glamorous Elizabeth Taylor, Ingrid Bergman’s mysterious, and love the package by the British theatrical drama of the bone at the actress Vanessa Redgrave are users of bamboo.
As the economic revival after the war, the process of industrialization in Italy, the Italian design brands have begun to emerge, the Italian design from an industrial base is becoming big country. Bamboo is also more stick bamboo for the package, for example, be used to decorate the top of the foot recreation. In 1971, Gucci has presented models of bamboo-shaped silver bracelets, bamboo-shaped belt buckle metal texture. After the 1980s, the umbrella-shaped Gucci bamboo handle, bamboo has been used to decorate the purse. 1990 Gucci shoes, boldly using the heel of the texture of bamboo. Bamboo details are extracted, and expressed using materials and methods. For example, to become a habit, and appear at the top of the turban, the bag body, fabric clothing, watches, bracelets, jewelry, etc. and also outside of the bamboo fiber to create the image of bamboo. More than half a century later, the bamboo is not the original intent of pragmatism as a Gucci logo design.
Today, Gucci bamboo bag is considered “Made in Italy Made in Italy” model. From the date of birth in 1947 until today, the “bamboo” can become a classic symbol of a history of design, and more than half a century has passed since, Gucci, this detail of the “Bamboo” design continue to re-design is not irrelevant. Today, Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini brand package of classic bamboo to inject its strong modern design inspiration, reinterpretation of the “New Bamboo”. As we say often, looking for inspiration in the heritage and history of design, performance familiar things in new ways.