H A R P A  &  H I V E

COLLECTION NO.1

 

HARPA & HIVE

COLLECtion no.1

 

A range of leather goods designed and independently made for Harpa & Hive's Collection N⁰1.

 

The design direction was influenced by Mediterranean culture, informing the use of slouchy shapes, salmon skin and intricate laser-cut motifs inspired by early Byzantine symbolism.

INSPIRATION

 

The project initially began with visual research into the Byzantine era, specifically the architectural structures of the churches and the detailed motifs within biblical artwork.

The research then led to a more in-depth study of mediterranean culture to inspire the general mood of the collection and to inform material choices. 

The overall outcome aimed to be a balance of tradition and modernity, structural shapes and relaxed purpose. Intricate laser-cut patterns paired with sustainable salmon leather set out to have a completely unique stance on the current accessory market.

Credit: Sophie Davidson Photography