Transformations: KAZMOK – Recycling Conveyor Belts Into Luxurious Briefcases.


Transform:

transitive verb

A.) To change in composition or structure.

B. ) To change the outward form or appearance of.

C.) To change in character or condition

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Change is an arduous task, taking sometimes months even years to achieve. Yet the work to achieve a goal is worth it when we see the results of our struggle. Here at The Transformed Male we appreciate the work it takes to improve our character into something better or to turn the unsightly into something beautiful. Industrial designer Dinand Stufkens might have had this in mind when creating the beautiful briefcases for his brand KAZMOK.

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“KAZMOK is a unique brand that stands for quality and recycling. The primary feature of Kazmok re-use is the use of industrial and recycled waste materials. The idea for KAZMOK was born at the kitchen table of Dinand Stufkens. After graduating with a degree in Industrial Design, Dinand figured that conveyor belts could be the ideal material for men’s bags. That’s how Kazmok re-use was created. The material is strong, very durable, and unique in color and pattern.” 

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What I love about this design is the way Mr. Stufkens focuses on the enduring sustainability, using material that most of us think nothing of:  Conveyor belts that have previously been in distribution centers for products we may already own. From such humble beginnings come powerful, strikingly cool, unique, colorful pieces that not only make a statement of  independence from the norm, but also  a classic attention to detail that reflects Dinand’s own personality: daring, cool, pure and industrial. Since the craftsmanship that goes into every KAZMOK bag is essential to the entire continuity of the collection, he personally buys the materials (which consists of  strong rubber or PVC) does the quality control and sales. His brand is incredibly focused on sustainability,  from cleaning the raw material  without chemical cleaners to  making wise use of transportation during the distribution process. It’s clear that a great amount of purposeful thought goes into each series of briefcases, trolleys, shoppers, laptop bags, ipad sleeves, belts and accessories that KAZMOK makes.

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It’s no wonder KAZMOK has been nominated for many sustainable design awards for their products. Transforming something common into the extraordinary with an eye for fluid, luxurious, functional, industrial  accessories, one can easily imagine not only having a KAZMOK bag for everyday use, but also as a legacy piece that endures just as long as the watch Dad gave you after graduating college, both  a symbol of what was and what is to be.

KAZMOK

Dinand Stufkens

+31 6 13097599
info@kazmok.com

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