Tagliovivos slow approach to unique sustainable products
Who would've thought that when we talk about the future, we would give such high praise to work made slowly, with care in every hand-made detail?
But if you've already read our exclusive chat with Tagliovivo's founder & designer Giordano Lapegna, you get why.
The Italian brand channels its heritage thru 2 main materials: iron and vegetable-tanned leather. That antique feel creates unique leather bags, belts, hair accessories, and leather goods like wallets that pass from one generation to another.
"I believe that sustainability means respect for nature, and nature is minimalist in her shapes," said Giordano Lapegna in our interview.
The products speak for themselves in minimalist leather designs — a choice of material that makes their natural appeal very clear. And it doesn't get classier than pieces like the Doctor bag (even available in a Micro size), giving just enough room to carry everything you need — whether managing the city speed or the steady rhythm of the countryside.
Tagliovivo uses the leathercraft ability of their team to give the slow down movement a boost. Their leather goods last a lifetime with unique belts, wallets & carry-ons with that type of design that you can never get enough of.
"Instead of leather being wasted, it is transformed and gives us the possibility to create extraordinary objects.
I think that consumers must be more and more aware of what they buy and where the materials come from. It is crucial that brands and designers transmit these values through their products."
Their minimalist style doesn't mean they hit the status quo of creations. In a recent collab with Japanese hair salon VAN DE VELDE ヴァンデヴェルデ, Tagliovivo created a hair accessory collection with the mix of worn-out iron and high-quality leather they're known for.
"Material selection, mainly leather and metal, is the heart of the product itself."
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Continue to dive into their work in our full [metcha originals] interview with the founder & designer.