Ebony is a modern interpretation of the 60ies, inspired by architecture, particularly the organic line used in it. Since nature and beauty are a constant source of inspiration, Ebony is the child of the two opposite: regular and compact in shape like a well designed building, but soft on the edges and colourful like a mature cherry.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Gretchen's Ebony Loop Bag is a chic accessory that will be loved forever. It can be carried by the top loop for a sophisticated ladylike appeal or worn thanks to the detachable and adjustable shoulder strap for a hands-free day. The Ebony Loop Bag is a timeless bag with the highest quality. It is a handmade bag, produced in more than 340 minutes and it contains more than 2625 stitches.
Its compact but not stift structure makes sure to give the accessory a good-looking shape without sacrificing inside space to mere aesthetic. Ebony is beautiful on the outside as well as on the inside, a great companion ready to adapt to the others without losing its personality.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This bag is versatile: it can be worn as a backpack, as a shoulder bag or even carried by hand. It magnetic lock makes it easy and the zipper prevents it from being too easy to open. Its siye it´just rght: not as big as a small suitcase, but big enough to accomodate a book or a mobile phone (even a really big one). In fact there is a pocket that serves that exact purpose.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was developed in Berlin and it lasted 6 months.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The bag is crafted in ultra-soft waxed Italian calf leather and handmade through a months-long process. While we produce following traditional methods in Italy, our design studio is located in Berlin, Germany.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Inside zipper, mobile phone and open pocket. Magnetic lock.
Height: 24 cm (9,5")
Width: 27cm (10,5")
Depth: 8,5 cm (3")
Handle Range: 8,5 cm (3")
Detachable & adjustable Shoulder Straps: 90 cm (33,5") - 135 cm (53")
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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.
We wanted to create a bag that would use some of the elements of the 60s to create a timeless bag.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Anne Christin Schmitt
Gretchen - Anne-Christin Schmitt, 2016.