Artist-made handbags for your favorite devices
My bags are the result of over 500 hours of design effort. I tested each creation to find its flaws and then redesigned it until I ended up with the designs you see here.
My goal has been to create a highly customizable work of functional fine art fashion. Each bag is artist-made in San Francisco by me- Thomas S. Duane. I use your choice of either Tyvek, (a tear resistant material), or canvas. The material is protected with UV shielding laminate (your choice of scratch resistant matte, or glamorous high-gloss).
The design I’ve created uses an origami-like design that allows me to put custom art on the inside and out, making it both beautiful and double-strong. I hand cut the artwork and then fold it together with padding and stiffeners, which I rivet together with nickel silver rivets for added strength and beauty. The base corners are protected with either silver bucket feet, leather, or both.
Leather straps and handles are then hand cut, colored with permanent vegetable dye, and beveled for comfort. The leather is then burnished to perfection and attached with the finest hardware. Over twenty-four steps later your one-of-a-kind piece of wearable fine art is ready to wear.
So whether you select one of these designs, or have me create one for you, each piece is truly one-of-a-kind, designed to make you shine.
I offer four sizes designed around your everyday devices:
I'll collaborate with you to create a bag that's perfect for you. Design options include: