WE ARE NOW ON A HIATUS FROM SHOPKEEPING. THINGS NEED TO BE SOLVED, SO WE ARE TAKING TIME TO THINK. THE COOPER HEWITT SHOP IS LARGELY SOLD OUT OF OUR THINGS BUT HAVE SOME ON THEIR WEBSITE ONLY. BELOW IS OUR ARCHIVE OF ALL THE OBJECTS WE HAVE EVER FOUND. WRITE US IF YOU NEED US AT: INFO@KIOSKKIOSK.COM WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Switzer Shopping Bag
15" x 15" x 5.5"
Canvas & Leather
Switzer, located in the heart of Amsterdam, makes things out of canvas. This is predictable, as it's situated directly on one of the many canals of the city, and canals are filled with boats that are filled with things made of canvas. While waiting for a customer in need of, say, a boat cover, they make handy bags. The canvas is vexingly well waxed. The construction allows the bag to slide superbly over the handlebars of your bike, which is why we saw so many Amsterdamians swoosh by us with one on each side, rocking in harmony as they pedaled their way home. The jovial duo behind Switzer, Fritz and Arnaud, would only agree to make a few bags for us if we arranged for a friendly soul to collect them. We did, and we hope the three of them had a beer and some herring on the Westermarkt before parting ways. According to F & A, it's the only place to go for herring and it is delicious. Jason tells me he is stopped on the street whenever he walks with a Switzer bag, accosted by other Switzer fans - it appears to be an informal club.