NORDENSTUDIO · THE STUDIO & THE DESIGNER
What we do!
BESPOKE DESIGNED ACCESSORIES
You would love to own a bag, pair of shoes or a very special piece for your home that is unique, designed just for you?
Well, we'd love to design this special piece for you or your company. Is it a bag or pocket, a beautiful pair of shoes or the home accessory you imagined but can't find anywhere. We love to design for special private customers or bigger brands who want a different approach and who would like to work with a smaller studio, where every project is approached with care and attention to detail as if it's the only project in the world.
This, for us, is the essence of luxury: a connection with a client brought beautifully to life.
Through the years we've found the perfect partners for each project, so that every project is customised from the first draft, selection of leathers, prototyping and finally the finished product. We can also customise one of our limited edition designs with different leathers according to your preferences. Think of it as couture.
Send us an email to schedule a design session with our designer, Catarina Calçada, to brief your own perfect piece.
CONSULTING · PRODUCTION MADE IN PORTUGAL
You have a collection or a single design piece and would love to have it made in Portugal?
Well, we can help you with this task. It doesn't matter if your project is a single piece or a bigger collection. Through the years we've found the perfect partners for each project, so that every project is made exactly like you want it. We help you with the perfect leather and hardware selection (in case you don't have them already selected out), we'll make a prototype for your evaluation and finally take your designs to production. We stand by your side through every step of the process and will let you know how it's developing.
We take every project very personally and that is why we usually don't take too many projects at the same time, so that we can take the time just for you and your project.
LIMITED EDITIONS by nordenstudio
Every now and then we love to experiment shapes, textures, hardware, new leathers, techniques, etc. and this is when our limited editions are made. We design pieces and make them from a selection of new vegetal tanned leathers, but mostly from leftovers or leathers from older stocks that are usually not available for bigger productions.
These limited editions are then sold to everyone who loves them and wishes to own unique pieces. We don't have an online store, so you can see these pieces on our instagram and these beauties can be acquired directly by contacting us via Instagram DM, email or message (Imessage or whatsapp). All our limited edition pieces are handmade in our oldest partners workshop. All the pieces are made by two pairs of skilled hands and finished to last.
"Good things take time and should not be rushed."
A few words about us!
Catarina Calçada is the founder and designer behind Nordenstudio. She has a background in Product and Graphic Design and is always looking for a type of natural and unsophisticated beauty in her designs. Her inspirations are people and their cultures, quality of materials, architecture and the raw simplicity of geometry and color.
Catarina love's to work with people who commit to the project as much as she does, so all the designs start with a hot beverage, a nice conversation and a blank sheet of paper.
Nordenstudio was established in 2012 as an experimental studio for leather goods, where form and function always played a big part. The result os this profound marriage between form and function are lightweight yet durable pieces intended to give its owner a sense of pleasure and satisfaction each time they use it.
Focusing on exceptional materials, impeccable details and precise cuts, the studio combines a timeless perspective with subtle attitudes which forms an irreverent classic signature. The designs also explore the strength of simplistic shapes that speak to discretion and are based on uncompromising quality. No intrusive logos, just quality products designed to last and to be treasured across generations.
Our virtual personal shopping service.
Not sure which or our limited edition pieces suits your journey?
Set up an appointment to call, text or zoom for a curated shopping experience. We will also preview pieces that are not yet available online and can also offer our NS bespoke service if you still don't find something that is the perfect fit.
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Want to know more?
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We'd love to hear from you.