Shifting Anthropological Form into
Contemporary Utilitarian Artefact
It is my passion to design and make unique leather objects with a strict code of craftsmanship but also with the sensitivity and respect for our natural environment.
The pieces of this collection have been moulded and hand-stitched from vegetable-tanned leather using a fusion of state-of-the-art and time-honoured techniques.
The objects’ shapes have been sculpted to mimic the body’s contours when worn, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit while remaining fully functional. When away from the body, each design stands alone as an intriguing artefact of pure craftsmanship and simple beauty.
This collection is influenced by primal forms, such as the hand axe, the grindstone and the stele as well as by the findings of the late mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius.
Fusing primal elements with science and modern views, Sumbawanga Trail aspires to raise awareness for the diversity of culture and contemporary thinking in our world.
Previous work viewable at http://issuu.com/volkerkoch/docs/moebius_clutch
Photography by Madame Peripetie
Leather by Metropolitan Leather