The Carlos Bag in black
Peñafiel worked closely with Tuscan artisans to hone the innovative techniques required to produce an organic shape molded entirely in leather. Each irregularity in the artist’s original plaster mold has been faithfully reproduced, from the uneven curves to the asymmetry and interrupted lines. The leather is formed in a metal press engraved with the shell shape of the original mold. Each bag is an artisanal work of art requiring precise adjustments based on the reaction of each leather to the action of the press and ambient air. A magnetized metal framework maintains the bag’s shape and closes it securely. The Carlos bag is waxed by hand to achieve a transparent sheen similar to the waxy texture of a candle. Unique, delicate and inventive, this process honors the work-worn hands that craft the bags, as well as the organic qualities of the leather.
The Carlos bag is an object of erotic projections that stimulates the touch and the imagination. We love it. It is a one-of-a-kind bag with organic curves which can be worn on the shoulder or as a crossbody.