Bertjan Pot & Susan Bijl
Dutch designers Susan Bijl and Bertjan Pot may have many things in common, but there is one in particular that stands out:
their flair for colour.
Bijl came to the international stage nearly 20 years ago with her two-toned collections of bags, raincoats, and pocket accessories, which culminated in her recyclable New Shoppingbag. Pot is known for bold designs that run the gamut from tables and lights to decorative masks.
For their newest collaboration, the Six-Colour Bag, Pot curated four tonal colourways to suit Bijl’s geometric, six-colour design.
Made from durable ripstop nylon and built to last, this over-the-shoulder satchel can do anything and go anywhere: it is perfect for travel, the beach, or the gym — and is an eco-friendly way to grocery shop, saving on plastic in style.
We got a behind-the-scenes look at both designers’ Rotterdam studios, and spoke with them about how this vibrant partnership developed, and what they find so important about colour.