The “world’s smallest bag,” whose size is even smaller than a grain of salt, was auctioned off online for more than $63,000, more than 260 million Colombian pesos.

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The microscopic bag was created by MSCHF, a subversive art collective that has been making waves in the fashion world for some time now with its eccentric designs, surreal products and crazy campaigns.

According to the specialized magazine ‘Design Boom’, the bag is only visible under the lens of a microscope, as it measures 657 x 222 x 700 microns (it can be compared almost with a particle of dust or a grain of salt). Among its manufacturing materials are photopolymer resin and gel, which is the substance on which the case is made.

As for the manufacturing process, the group resorted to two-photon polymerization, a procedure commonly used to print micro-scale plastic parts in 3D, as reported by the US channel ‘CNN’. This represents an advance in miniaturization issues.

(Read on: This Is The World’s Smallest Wallet — It’s Less Than A Grain Of Salt.)

They launch the smallest wallet in the world.

The particular accessory would be inspired by the On the Go model of the French luxury fashion company Louis Vuitton. Both the logo and the iconic flowers of the brand are emblazoned on the fluorescent green wallet, despite the fact that MSCHF did not request permission to do so.

The collective, recognized in the art industry for its criticism of consumer capitalism, exhibited its creation on its official Instagram account along with an explanatory description.

Its condition as an object is increasingly abstracted until it becomes a mere brand symbol

“As a previously functional object, such as a bag, becomes smaller and smaller, its status as an object is more and more abstracted until it becomes a mere brand symbol. Previously small leather bags that required a hand to carry became dysfunctional, inconvenient for the wearer,” they wrote.

(Of interest: Louis Vuitton: history and evolution of the prestigious luxury brand).

From June 20 to 24, the bag was exhibited at the 8 Avenue Matignon gallery in Paris. To show it to the public they used a sealed gel case and a microscope.

The auction, which took place on June 28, was in charge of the auction house Joopiter, founded by the singer and designer Pharrell Williams, and about whom Kevin Wiesner, the creative director of MSCHF, spoke with ‘The New York Times ‘.

“Pharrell loves big hats, so we made him an incredibly small bag,” said the member of the artistic collective to the aforementioned newspaper.

According to ‘CNN’, along with the bag, the buyer took a microscope equipped with a digital screen to see the accessory and the details.

MSCHF has gained great popularity for its unusual designs and often controversial proposals. During their career, the group has been sued by Nike for designing shoes with satanic symbols and drops of real human blood.

Although they have been accused of various fashion blunders, they have also scored points with products such as Big Red Boots worn by international artists such as Doja Cat, Iggy Azalea and Janelle Monáe.

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