The journey started in 2006 in the deadly heat of the Chatuchak market in Bangkok, Thailand. My first visit to this colourful country and i was on the hunt for something special I could bring back. After hours of strolling around the stalls who offer everything from pets to furniture I finally discovered that something special. Hanging from the raw metal structure of a vintage store i saw a weekender bag.
For the next couple of years this bag was a brave company for me. And I wasn’t the only one excited about it. Friends and even people on the street approached me and asked me, where they could order the bag. I couldn’t answer, but promised my self to find out. So on the next trip I went back to Bangkok, I jumped again in the vivid atmosphere of the market. But even after 2 days of searching I wasn’t able to spot it again.
I finished my degree, worked as a designer for some years, studied Marketing and was still thinking about the bag. So I set up a small studio and began to learn the craftsmanship of leather works on my own. I couldn’t right away start with big items, so I designed a set of small leather products to practice. Through three years of learning I developed a whole collection.
The leather bag was supposed to be done out of the highest quality leather, vegetable tanned leather. And in order to display the spotless characteristics of the leather I decided to keep the look natural without any additional colour. But these kind of leathers change the colour under the sun. To keep the natural colour I tried many different coatings without success. One day by accident I put an ruler on top of the leather and left it there for days. The result was an astonishing fine print on the leather. Every detail was sharply burned on it.
This principle is now the signature of my leather products. A seasonal print is used in a limited edition for all the leather products. While the shape of the products stay season for season with only minimal adjustments, the patterns are only available in a limited number for each product.