In May 2018, I spent nearly a month in Tuscany, immersed in a region renown for olive oil, wine, truffles and leather. Inspired by a culture so connected to the land in a mindful way, I relished this rare opportunity to explore an ancient tradition working with vegetable-tanned leather.
I am a material driven-designer, with longevity and timelessness being paramount to my aesthetic: any object of value has to tell a story. Working with this pliable material in its natural state enabled me to combine my skills in textiles and woodworking in the most exhilarating way.
Here's a peek behind the scenes of creating the collection.