Here some impressions of ECCO Leather’s dream factory at the Bread & Butter fair in Tempelhof. A leather heaven where some lucky visitors were able to create their own dream bag and have it evolve in front of them. I was able to watch the process of my bright green clutch evolve infront of me; from cutting by Leather Designer Anke and Makis, stitching by Paula and then Pauline adding the press studs. Panos, the CEO of ECCO Leather always in the middle of it doing his magic. Also part of the Open Circle Lab: creative collaborators Marisa and Callum from Method Studio. Progressive Leather craftsmanship at an arms length!
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Last week I had the pleasure of participating at the annual ECCO Leather hotshop 007. A fun, creative, innovative 3 day leather workshop where designers, developers and merchandisers from the industry come together to inspire, to be inspired and to develop concept ideas for the longterm Meta trends. Here some impressions of day 1 at the Hotel Goudfazant in Amsterdam, where we startet to built our ideas from various objects and imagery. Indeed ‘Inspiration can be found in anything’.
Here some impressions of Darmstadt’s Art Nouveau Mathildenhöhe, which was built between 1899 and 1914 as an artists’ colony. The ‘Hochzeitsturm’ (wedding tower) is part of the exhibition buildings, which were built in 1908. Zar Nikolaus II instructed the construction of the Russian Chapel, as he wanted to have a church when he and his family where visiting Darmstadt – the birthplace of his wife.