Ιn their latest installation WHERE I END AND YOU BEGIN, bag and accessory label TSATSAS explore an object’s boundaries in every single one of their designs (by the way, Esther Schulze-Tsatsas and Dimitrios Tsatsas are the brains behind the label).
Their creations, produced using precise patterns, are made up of countless individual pieces which are carefully assembled to create coherent designs.
TSATSAS selected five items from their collection and reinterpreted them in a combination of grey and navy calfskin leather. Iconic items such as FLUKE, cardholder CREAM TYPE 2, clutch bag HAZE and two other bags, LINDEN and LUCID are now featured in the installation, each presenting two contrasting shades of high-grade natural leather tanned in South Germany and processed to create contemporary designs at a leather craft atelier with a long-standing tradition in Offenbach/Main.
Note: the installation will be on display at the TSATSAS atelier in Frankfurt through the end of January 2017.
The TSATSAS bag label was established by Esther Schulze-Tsatsas and Dimitrios Tsatsas in 2012. Working with leather is a long-standing family tradition. Dimitrios Tsatsas’ father has been running an atelier producing fine leather goods in Offenbach am Main for more than 30 years.
Although very much influenced by this traditional way of working, Dimitrios Tsatsas soon came to find the repertoire in classical craftwork too limited. He studied Industrial Design and subsequently worked as a creative director in the field of design for ten years. Esther Schulze-Tsatsas studied Architecture and, for a long time, was responsible for producing and implementing the concepts for major design events.
Through an intensive analysis of design, fashion and art, Esther Schulze-Tsatsas and Dimitrios Tsatsas have developed a real feel for the design vocabulary of our times. Their designs evidence both their sensitivity to the interaction between shape and material and their eye for detail.
With the establishment of the TSATSAS label and the decision to combine craftwork with design, the two have returned to their family roots.