Gad Tobol Shalem’s appetite for design, collecting antiques and markets surfaced back in his childhood. Over the years this appetite evolved into the intricate combination of material and spirit. Instead of collecting and purchasing items for the mere possession of rare objects, Gad attains items of spiritual value and power, thus purchasing for the soul. This perspective, together with Gad’s belief that ‘the old lasts forever,’ act as his sources of inspiration and creativity.
Gad’s creations entail the objective of being passed down from one generation to the next. Each bag acts as an allusion to its owner’s character and personality and this attitude is taken into account throughout the manufacturing process. The Dunia bags are the manifestation of imitating and complementing to each client’s wholeness.