Projects

Fashion : VOLVO DESIGN

PRECIOUS SKIN 2.0

Connecting Swedish traditions with its local resources.

A collection of leather bags using one full elk hide; including head, ear, leg and belly. Putting the animal origin into focus, where nature meets the beautifully grotesque. An exploration starting from a local hunter in the North of Sweden and ending in handcrafted bags in the Netherlands. Each step of the making is transparent and leaves the material recognizable as what it is – precious skin.

 

Commissioned by  Volvo Design Challenge 2014.

Photography by Lisa Klappe 

All pieces are vegetable tanned elk leather from Tärnsjö Garveri, Tärnsjö, SE.

Leather from one 4 year old female elk from Hoting, SE. Hunted by Ulf Eliasson during the annual hunting season in North Sweden.