Story: Specializing in handcrafted leather goods and accessories, Basäder is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based design team Elin Johansson and Philip Antonelli. Initially conceived by Philip through his frustration in trying to find a durable, high-quality bag for daily use, Philip and Elin decided to try their hand at making one themselves. What began as a home experiment soon became a contagious passion for leather and the timeless craft of leather-working. Through much thought and research, Elin and Philip are able to produce a lasting piece with minimal design aesthetics and sustainable principles that serve as the basis for Basäder.
Mission: Driven to create a perennial product and promote sustainable design principles. All work is produced locally in Brooklyn, New York, where each product is laboriously hand-dyed, cut and assembled. The design and creation of each product is meticulous, born out of a love for enduring craftsmanship, and passion for minimally styled goods.