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It is hard to imagine these heavy concrete-based handbag designs becoming a lasting trend, except in their materiality, that is.

Still, you have to admire anyone who tries to take this now-classic modern material and make something else out of it besides buildings, including Hungarian designer Katalin Ivanka with her experiments in bags and boxes made wholly or partly from concrete.

“Beginning with a model made almost entirely of concrete, the evolution of the collection explores the effects produced by alternating the ratio between concrete and leather.” The next question, one has to suppose, is: where does it end?