Nº2 The Middle - Saffron
A seamless bag handmade in the Atelier Archipel in Paris. Each bag is constructed from one piece of leather and held by two solid brass closures, turned and polished within the Paris region. The crossbody strap can be adjusted within the bag with two small brass balls.
The Middle bag accompanies everyday life. The bag can contain a novel, glasses, a small tablet and a phone, and even a small bottle of water.
Approximate dimensions: 10.6 x 6.9 x 3"
One year, while traveling to islands and through the lake district around Lake Como, Sébastien Cordoleani began to think about the ideal design for a travel bag. Maybe he lost something, maybe he lacked what he needed but we imagine an event provoked him into wondering: what objects do I really need to carry and how can they be carried most efficiently and elegantly? After much thought, he got the idea for one piece of leather, cut in a pattern so that it folds together like a box whose shape is molded by the natural curve of the leather and the pressure of the strap hanging from a shoulder. The seamless bag was born. Made of leather, tanned traditionally and slowly with vegetable dies in Tuscany. Constructed by hand in a small studio in Paris. Archipel started with a travel bag but the line and the questions have expanded to different aspects of life. These bags are designed around what they hold. From passport, wallet, sunglasses and book to a working day of laptop, folder and wallet. Each bag begins by thinking about what goes inside, what people need, before designing what they will look like on the outside.