Find how Studio Reco rejects excesses in unique leather bags.
In an industry of overproduction, overstocking, and over-waste, how do you offer something better to consumers? Is it possible to combine exclusivity, sustainability, and inspiration? Definitely yes.
Created in 2020 by the Paris-based Spanish designer Bea Recoder, Studio Reco works transgressively in the age of excess. The brand uses exclusively high-quality surplus leather to create patchwork-inspired accessories, researching and improving craft techniques.
In case you didn't know, surplus leather is the excess of production, and it was in these leftovers of extreme quality that the founder of the brand saw the potential to create something totally new.
For the latest summer capsule collection, Studio Reco shows all its formula of freshness, exclusivity, and conscious production. Inspired by the days on the warm sands off the coast of Biarritz, Tutti Frutti brings the iconic mini-size Didi bag in 4 new colors. It sounds like a summer childhood memory in a limited edition that keeps the double quality of Italian leather and Spanish craftsmanship.
In this exclusive chat, know how the brand has discovered a different way to make creative products, offer alternatives to the big industry, and create each bag with a mix of possibilities that lead to the most organic result possible. Keep reading. ⛱️
Studio Reco in one tweet
"Curious to learn more, passionate about design, and always with a sense of humor."
"The contrast between curves and straight lines."
My work is a discussion between organic shapes, inspired by the vintage furniture of Joe Colombo or Gianfranco Frattini, among others, and also by the ceramic art of Jeannine Marchand or Gustavo Perez, and the graphic geometry expressed through color, for example, in the work of Sonia Delaunay or Rothko.
Leather on the creative path
It influences me through all the design process. I can have an idea only by touching the texture of the leather, and then it becomes a process of exploring the shape through assembling the pieces.
I'm at the very first stage of Studio RECO. I want to explore and push the idea of using only surplus leather as far as possible, not only on bags but also on other accessories, and more! Our method of assembling is also an incredible source of inspiration for me and I'll continue using it not only as a signature but as a solution to reduce leather waste.
"One day I will..."
"...be one of the many brands that have contributed to making fashion more conscious."
More than "one of the many," we see a path in which Studio Reco is the exemplary inspiration that other conscious brands needed.
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