My design process starts with understanding the purpose of the piece, who will use it and why. From there, I consider the form and aesthetic leaning towards clean lines and symmetry.
There is a personal one-on-one approach to each Made To Order piece. I work directly with my clients on everything from style, leather and thread choice. There are no corners cut when it comes to the quality of materials or craftsmanship.
As a single craftsman, I produce every piece I make. I use traditional techniques and the finest tools made by modern makers. There are no machines used during the process of making a handbag or wallet.
I select each component of the piece from a single piece of vegetable-tanned leather. Since each leather hide has subtle variations in its colour, this approach ensures continuity in the final piece.
"Vegetable-tanned leather absorbs the traces of our life, it matures and transforms with the passage of time. The natural ageing does not compromise its qualities, it is a rare material that actually improves with use.
It embodies the signs of time and use as the most personal expression of naturalness and truth."
- CONSORZIO VERA PELLE ITALIANA CONCIATA AL VEGETALE
As important as the leather is the thread that binds it together. I use a natural linen thread that is strong and wear-resistant. The colouring process uses an environmentally friendly dye that is resistant to ultraviolet radiation and fading.