The Gentleman’s Surprise Chair (Circa 1880)
Les Tanneries du Puy, one of the finest maker of box calf rivaled by only Weimheimer.
Make : Roger Dörig
Film : Adrian Perez
The new web site of the shoemuseum in Lausanne is up and running ;)
Shoemakers didn’t sew with needles but with pig bristles instead. Here’s how waxed ends where prepared
Development of shoe patterns and styles from Prehistory till the 1600s. After 20 years of research, the principles for making ancient shoe patterns have been rediscovered.
My spouses thesis finally is finally in publication
"Archaeological Footwear. Development of shoe patterns and styles from Prehistory till the 1600’s." by Marquita Volken
A clever way to send out a message to “knock off” producers. This shows what the a well made product involves. More about it on http://www.fastcodesign.com/3024933/watch-a-luxury-bag-designer-teach-pirates-how-to-knock-off-his-bags
A good friend of mine makes the best shoes.
Another one of those who make. Totally in the spirit of the design world, trendy and poetic: Some basic skills, clean work and a well done video showing the logo a couple of times and all nicely wrapped with a bla bla packaging. We need to encourage this new generation of leather crafters.
PS. just curious to see what he’ll do in 20 years from now ;)
Make : Ox and Tree Leather Goods
Film : Steele Visuals
Al and Ann Stohlman: Two people who inspiered and taught thousands of leather workers across the world.
This is a project where I read the message that even the useless is usefull. It is about all those parts that cet cut off and discarded before the tanning process. What if we could give a chance to those rejects in order to make some original leather projects? Here a proposal from the dutch designer Victoria Ledig