The Peau de Chagrin Noir – Long-Lasting Elegance


The Peau de Chagrin Noir is designed to last for generations.

From the skins of Scandinavia, to the tannery in Belgium, before finally taking form in a small atelier, made by master craftsmen in rural Bordeaux, the Peau de Chagrin Noir is emblematic of conscious production and creativity.

A celebration of traditional craft and values, each and every Noir handbag is handmade from 100% vegetable-tanned, chrome-free leather. Expertly designed to last, ageing naturally over the passages of time, the Noir’s enduring design grants it as something that can be passed onto future generations. Limited to an extremely exclusive run of only 100 editions, the Noir is an objet of classical intrigue, yet made for a modern sensibility.

Compact enough to take with you on a day-to-day basis, the Peau de Chagrin Noir is generously spacious once opened, expanding to nearly 40cm wide; enough room for your documents, devices and evening shoes. The webbed corsetry side panels flex like the unfolding pages of a familiar book, revealing the origami-like hide aesthetic, seemingly delicate and yet seamlessly resilient as the framework of a ship’s hull.

The Peau de Chagrin Noir, like the 19th Century novel by Honoré de Balzac, is a timeless reminder of the values inherent within slow, considerate attention of material, form, function and importantly, desire.