ARE Studio founder, Cecilia Bordarampe, interviewed for the IN BED Journal. See the excerpt below, and read the full interview on IN BED Journal.
What is it about the material of leather that appeals to you?
It holds memory and evolves. I tend to be quite nostalgic about things and I love the idea of carrying something with you daily that takes on wear and experiences alongside you. I tend to mostly use a naked finished leather that is not meant to stay stagnant in appearance. It’s a material that develops a patina and no one bag is ever going to be exactly the same, simply based on personal routines, habits and mannerisms.
Can you share with us a bit about what your childhood was like?
My parent’s house was, and still is, decked out in antiques and textiles from around the world. It was hard to appreciate it all as a child, so it wasn’t until high school that I starting taking real notice of things around the home and wanting to investigate textile and fibre processes/techniques more.
Words by Elisha Kennedy, Images by Carissa Gallo.