Contemporary Art

Mansur Gavriel Partners with the Calder Foundation on Art-Inspired Handbags

By Sotheby's

N ew York-based luxury design label Mansur Gavriel has partnered with Hauser & Wirth Gallery to launch a limited-edition capsule collection for Fall Winter 2019 that will capture the hearts of art lovers. Developed in close collaboration with the Calder Foundation, the collection includes four of Mansur Gavriel’s classic handbag styles, each featuring a print of one of four iconic Alexander Calder works.

© 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Designers Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, who founded the label in 2012, have incorporated their love of art into a series of artist collaborations. Their latest collection brings four playful Calder artworks to classic Mansur Gavriel silhouettes: The Mini Bucket Bag, the Circle Crossbody Bag, the Large Tote and the Attaché.

© 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

“As an integral part of his artistic practice, my grandfather created a dynamic breadth of useful objects, from furniture and kitchen devices to textiles and fantastic jewelry, illuminating the expanse of his creativity. The collaboration with Mansur Gavriel is intended to expand upon his attitude about design, pairing specific artworks with particular silhouettes and offering a product that allows for the daily enjoyment of Calder’s work.” – Alexander S. C. Rower, President, Calder Foundation

"We relate to Calder’s work through its purity and form. Calder expressed a very intentional relationship between color and material, which is a principle that greatly interests us and influences our work. His works are both accessible and elevated; they celebrate the harmony of line, color and form."
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel

The limited edition Mansur Gavriel x Calder capsule collection is available from October 2, 2019, exclusively at, Mansur Gavriel stores,, select Hauser & Wirth galleries and at

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