Geometric shapes conjugated organic forms of nature.
Moving from a simple flat 2D plane and then a 3-dimensional shape, such as a portfolio, makes the magic happen, and that's what he likes to our users
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The spirit of Mariela Calvé can define a proposal from modern, feminine and cosmopolitan, simple, chic and design, with special care in the finishes and details.
These handbags are collapsible, reversible, practical to use every day.
The material is leather, 100% organic, we developed exclusively for Calvé colors with natural processes that do not pollute the environment.
In each of their collections highlights the combination of organic and architectural forms, enhanced with fine materials and vibrant colors, providing that imprint so special and unique.
It is characterized by promoting a new style, where leather, canvas, neoprene and other carefully selected quality materials are the main protagonists.
Mariela Calvé bet awaken all the senses, and create a particular and unique world, with elements of fantasy and surprise.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
All designs have the distinction of being disassembled. This occurs when you unzip the handles, which unite the parts inside to the outside. Then some models can be folded to occupy less space.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Mariela Calvé born in 2006 in Buenos Aires, and continue working today, every day.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The production is performed by mechanical cutting and laser cuts. The seams and terminations are made with machines and by hand.
The material is vegetable tanned leather and dyes and finishes are natural. This product makes it an environmentally-sustainable.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Concept: Pli is a square plane that through the use of interleaved concentric cuts, takes volume. Is collapsible, reversible, removable and ideal for travel. Interecambiable leather exterior.
Materials: 100% organic leather dyes and finishes of natural origin.
Interior black neoprene.
Measurements: Portfolio 28 x 28 cm. Handles 42 cm.
Package: craft box whit tissue paper.
The investigation begins each year, looking for organic morphologies in the natural world. I spend a lot of time researching animals and plants, their ways of life, reproduction, its kind of apartment buildings, their camouflage and simulation methods. It strikes me everything that generates an adaptation to the environment.
I believe nature is the best teacher of design in terms of improving the species.
I have great physical and virtual library of botany and spent most of my time taking design ideas and learning from there.
Once I find the morphologies and methods to be used, it merged with the geometry, since I love the symmetry.
At this time, use different materials to achieve the effect of design thought and drawn. It may be several weeks until the desired product is achieved. This process I do with my own hands, and then, once developed the process of construction and use of materials that are more responsive, move to the production instance.
I think fashion and consumer trends are closely linked to the adaptation to the outside world, to society, and that every time you need new adaptations for living in a better place.
One of the main problems in the beginning, was the lack of skilled labor. Then, find a way to economic output, by cutting dies and use of laser, to lower costs and increase quality.
Argentina has a great design market, and region (Chile, Uruguay and Brazil) also grew in that way.
Over time, we position ourselves as a leading brand and expand our business horizon, we participated in several trade missions to other countries, and that was good to start exporting our products.
Then we opened our own shop, and we have an ongoing dialogue with our customers, we listen their suggestions to improve each day.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Mariela Omar - Main Designer., Catalina Albertini - Assistant and Andrea Napolitano - Production
Mariela Calvé, 2013.