Tango Small Shoulder Bag Handbag by GRETCHEN

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Tango Small Shoulder Bag

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Handbag

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by nature, perfected by craftsmanship. All GRETCHEN bags are influenced by the beauty of nature and architecture. Inspired by the structures of a leaf, the designer created the profile lines underneath the leather. The sides of the bag are made out of soft calf leather. Therefore, it offers a lot of space in the inside.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Mid-sized handbag for both daytime and evening. Special about this bag are its two Options how to wear it: wear the strap single for long, cross-body wearing wear the strap doubled, so it's short, with the bag directly under the arm. What also makes it unique are the hand-applied profiling details underneath the leather.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The bag is not only elegant, it is also practical. It has 2 wearing options and offers a lot of space.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The process duration was one season (6 month). The design studio is located in Berlin, Germany.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Soft waxed calf skin leather made for an incredibly pleasant touch, intentionally contrasting with the more constructed main body made from so-called glazed leather. Elaborate hand-applied profiling details underneath the leather of the plum-shaped main body add dimension and richness to the clean shape.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
8 pairs of hands created this shoulderbag in 240 minutes of craftsmanship from 18 hand-cut pieces and with over 2310 stitches Height : 24 cm (9") Width : 27 cm (10") Depth : 14 cm (5") Handle Range : 30 (11") cm-60 (22") cm Finest calf leather

TAGS:
clutch, bag, leather, high-quality, black, luxury, accessory, travel, handbag

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The artisan process Cut to measure profile structures are applied onto a support material. This base structure is then covered with leather. With a blunt knife, the so called folding leg, each profile structure is retraced by hand, one by one.

CHALLENGE:
We wanted to create a bag, which is not only elegant but also practical, with the special something and a high quality standard. The special something we decided for are the hand made profile structures.

ADDED DATE:
2015-09-24 16:46:37

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Anne Christin Schmitt

IMAGE CREDITS:
Model : Anne-Christin Schmitt

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.mygretchen.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Gretchen

PROFILE:
Berlin based accessory brand GRETCHEN was founded in 2006 by Anne-Christin and Michael Georg Schmitt with the wish to create timeless beautiful handbags made from the finest leathers. Anne-Christin, the creative mind behind Gretchen, grew up surrounded by leather goods of the family manufactory. A vita so closely interwoven with fine leather goods and her intuitive understanding of design reflect in her thoughtfully unconventional creations. Inspired by sculptural aesthetics and the architecture of nature, her handwriting is marked by feminine straightness and modern angles in distinguished shapes.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Tango Small Shoulder Bag Handbag by Gretchen is a Nominee in Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Tango Small Shoulder Bag Handbag by Gretchen is Winner in Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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