Bespoke & Consulting
DESIGNED TO ORDER
I first start by identifying a journey, a need that none of my pieces satisfy. Usually, this happens when I am doing something and wish I had a piece specifically for it.
I then think about all the requirements around the journey—what you most likely will carry, how you need to access your items and I also think about what elements need to be modular and versatile.
From there, I concept different shapes and details. I play with different lines and curvatures that feel harmonious and allow the functionality to be seamless, effortless and intuitive.
Once I have conceived the design, I create a 3D version of the bag out of paper so I can ensure every detail has been considered and achieves what I want it to. This way, I can also check proportions and spot any additional considerations ahead of making the paper cutting boards to develop the prototype and the final piece.
If it's a piece for the special editions, I then wear test each prototype for at least one month to ensure it is perfect and to spot any weaknesses. After that, I send some samples to other testers (aka friends and family). Once the design passes that test, it is approved and then published, so that it can be ordered and customised according to your favourite color combos.
Without a doubt, my favourite part of the process is sketching—I love letting my mind wander and I love designing the specs for each piece. This is followed closely by my other favourite moment—unwrapping the first prototype and testing it.
Each bag is handcrafted in a small atelier in Portugal, where timeless tradition and exceptional attention to detail are put into play every day, in every way and not only saved for a special occasion.
You would love to own a bag, a pair of shoes, a very special piece for your home or your business that is unique, designed just for you?
Well, I'd love to design this special piece for you or your company.
I design for special private customers or bigger brands who want a different approach and who would like to work with a boutique studio, where every project is approached with care and attention to detail as if it's the only project in the world.
This, for me, is the essence of luxury: a connection with a client brought beautifully to life. Through the years I'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.
I can also customise one of my limited edition designs with different leathers according to your preferences. Think of it as couture.
One of my favourite part of the day