Perstorp Design today...

 

Design in recyclable plastic material

Our passion is to create stylish and functional design products with playful color combinations that will help you put a Swedish touch in your life. We inspire people worldwide with 100% recyclable collections made exclusively of eco- friendly thermoplastics.

Perstorp Design is now run by designer Christina Fäldt, that carries on the tradition and manufactures the classic Perstorp bag that was designed in the early 1950s by Perstorp AB. Many have tried to copy our classic design quality. Fortunately, people value authenticity and creativity. Indeed, the original.

The Perstorp bag with its stylish design and unique characteristics as useful and practical to shopping, beach or for the party. It is ergonomic and comfortable to carry. Perfect for everyday use.  Made of recyclable plastic and ideal to use instead of the store‘s disposable plastic bags.


 

The story of the bags from Perstorp, Sweden.

All began 1881 Perstorp founder Wilhelm Wendt registers his company, then named Stensmölla Kemiska Tekniska Industri. The company intends to produce acetic acid and more. 1918, the experiments of Innanendra Das Gupta, a young Indian chemist, result in Scandinavia’s first plastic material – a shellac substitute called Indolack.

 

1950's

Perstorp AB emerges as Scandinavia's first modern plastics industry, with more than 10,000 different products in plastic. The first plastic bags are designed and manufactured in Perstorp and was named "Shopping Bag 329", but were mostly called the Perstorp Bag. The bag was designed to be used to carry home food from the store. The unique shape makes  the bag ergonomic to carry and stands steady. The glossy surface and the protruding stripes give the bag a stylish design.

 

1960's

The company undergoes rapid expansion and Perstorp AB lays the foundation for the leading chemical industry it is today. One of the household items that stop to be manufactured is Perstorp bag, as the grocery stores are starting to offering customers disposable plastic bags and Perstorp bag was seen as unnecessary to bring to the store.

 

1970's

Perstorp shares are introduced on the open market. In 1973, Perstorp Design AB (then named Sveaplast AB) was founded by Nils Johansson as a spin-off of Perstorp AB. Sveaplast takes over parts of Perstorp ABs plastic manufacture and continues to develop and manufacture various products in plastic.


2006

As environmental thinking grows, demand for the eco-friendly and practical bags from Perstorp returns. For the environment the best alternative to disposable plastic bags. The production of the classic Perstorp bag "Shoppingbag 329" is resumed.

2013

The collection of the colorful Perstorp bags is being further developed and 2 new bags in a new design are added. A bag the same size as the original and a smaller bag. Both with leather patterned surface, which makes the bag extra scratch-resistant. The new bags are named Sweden Bag.

2015

Manufacturing starts with ergonomic bicycle baskets. The bike basket is comfortable to carry and is easy to hang on the package holder.


2016

Design and development of various practical accessories for the classic Perstorp bag, including inner bags.

2017

The collection is accompanied by practical cool bags that fit perfectly in the Perstorp bag and the bicycle basket.

2019

Svensk Form opinion committee paid attention to the Perstorp bag "Shopping bag 329" and says that it is well designed and meets the requirements for handicraft. Which means that the Perstorp bag is copyrighted in the same way as a work of art.