Archipel - Paris

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Archipel - Paris

<p> <strong>Hi there,</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> I am Sebastien Cordoleani, industrial designer, trained at ENSCI les Ateliers, in Paris. I work in collaboration with the industry and mainly with workshops specialized on <strong>natural materials</strong>, in particular: wood, leather and minerals. It often is the <strong>cooperation with the craftsman that inspires my new projects</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>The Beginnings</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Three years ago I was invited to a residency program on the <strong>Isola Comacina</strong>, located in northern Italy, where I was working with sheets of recycled leather.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Corbeille-pattern-1460634227" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> The idea in my head, it was the surprise visit of brother that gave me the opportunity to fabricate <strong>a first bag, consisting of a single folded sheet</strong> hold together by a single stripe that creates the handle.  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_como-1460545721" src=""></p> <p> Isola Comacina, at the lake of Como, <strong>a first folded bag.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Release</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> I was myself looking for a simple leather bag for a long time, so I dedicated the<strong> conception</strong> of the bag to my <strong>personal needs</strong>. On that base and on demand of my friends I created <strong>different models varying in size</strong>. The general enthusiasm was great which made me realize the potential of the project.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Design</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> In general the work of a designer consists of responding to an existing problem linked to an industrial factory. In this context a tool is conceived with the objective to offer the best service while <strong>optimizing the investments for a serial production.</strong></p> <p> But reality is complex and only few of the developed projects are finalized. <strong>Distribution and production are often wide apart</strong>, the interlocutors numerous and the projects thus less tangible. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Logo_cuir-1462382578" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Autonomie</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> I want to interrupt this cycle by <strong>realizing a project of my own making.</strong> I want to create, using my own hands, collaborate directly with the different professionals, discover the techniques and above all <strong>meet the people who choose my products.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Archipel - Paris</strong> is a brand combining modern industrial ideas with tradition: tools are created that ensure <strong>the most precise cutting of the leather</strong>, which then will be <strong>put in shape by hand</strong>. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_atelier4-1460553310" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>I enjoy releasing a project of small series of my own making embedded in a local dynamic. </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Un matériau noble</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Bags are made from <strong>a single piece of leather</strong>, utilising precise cutting and mounting processes.</p> <p> The production requires <strong>less processing than traditional leatherwork</strong>.</p> <p> The investment is focused on the <strong>quality of the vegetable tanned leather</strong>, full grain and thick.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Vegetable tanning</strong> is a slow and traditional process on the base of natural ingredients (tannin of oak and chestnut) and<strong> thus more ecological </strong>than the modern processes based on chrome. The result is a noble material, dyed all the way through that profits from its natural characteristics and develops a patina over time.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The leather I am using is dyed in <strong>France and Tuscany</strong><strong>.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Img_0614-1460634864" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> The singularity of the shapes is a result of the mounting and<strong> natural curve of the leather</strong>. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_detail_02-1460625336" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> The fastening principal exploits <strong>the flexibility of the skin.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_detail_05-1460635743" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> The<strong> benefits and potentials </strong>of this concept are numerous.</p> <p> The bags can be mounted on demand, <strong>combining different colours</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>Storage and transportation are simplified</strong> and the stack of patterns optimizes the storage - 6 times less space is required. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_plats-1460635189" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Local making</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> I met <strong>leather experts and manufacturers of clasps and cutouts</strong> in Paris between “le Marais” and “Place de la Republique”.</p> <p> The leather will be cut in “le Marais” and put into shape at my workshop in Montmartre.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_emporte-05-1460553371" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> 2016 – A <strong>collection of bags</strong> made of <strong>vegetable tanned leather seamless</strong> sees the light of day <strong>in Paris</strong>.  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_outils-1460545792" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Products</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> “We always thought that the beauty is subjected to the assembly of distinct parties, or it comes from the simplicity of a single unit.” Simon Millan, cabinet maker, rue Mayet, Paris 6 </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Simple shapes, </strong></p> <p> <strong>noble materials, </strong></p> <p> <strong>local making.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_concept_a-1460545754" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_concept_b-1460545768" src=""></p> <p> the collaboration of <strong>specialized workshops</strong> to prepare a noble material, which is used in parsimony and put into shape by hand. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Img_1973-1460546367" src=""></p> <p> a creative and experimental <strong>laboratory</strong> at the heart of the capital, within “<strong>Place de la Republique</strong>” and the heights of <strong>Montmartre</strong>. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_cuirs_qualit_s40-1460553245" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> The quality of vegetable tanned, full grain leather, <strong>natural shades</strong> and <strong>simple shapes</strong> for a product that, if well treated, <strong>will accompany you for years</strong>!  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>First Products</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em><strong>Lookbook</strong></em></p> <p>  </p> <p> Archipel N°2   <img alt="Archipel_pano2-1460554536" src="">   Archipel N°3 <img alt="Archipel_pano3-1460554546" src="">    </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Bigstory-1462206454" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>***  REWARDS  ***</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2016-04-14___18.31.15-1460651798" src=""></p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2016-04-14___18.31.23-1460651850" src=""></p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2016-04-14___18.31.32-1460651876" src=""></p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2016-04-14___18.32.14-1460651938" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2016-04-20___18.15.29-1461169112" src=""></p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2016-04-14___18.32.39-1461574757" src=""></p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2016-04-14___18.32.50-1460652048" src=""></p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2016-04-14___18.33.05-1460652076" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> The collection allows the launch of the first productions as well as the investment in tools.</p> <p>  </p> <p> A. Cutouts: <strong>precision blades</strong> that ensure a perfect cut and a nice finishing of the edges</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Emporte-pieces2-1460557619" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> B. Launching of a <strong>series of customized buttons.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_laiton-1460544127" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> C.Purchase of <strong>high quality leather</strong>, vegetable tanned at tanneries specialized on <strong>leather ingrasato</strong>. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_atelier_a-1460544088" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_cuir-chene-1460544403" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> The collect will confirm my<strong> local production</strong> projet.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_frontal-magasin2-1460544172" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Details of the investments:</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d__cran_2016-04-14___18.34.13-1460651697" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>FIRST ISLET* </strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> - cutouts : 4 x 400 : 1600 €</p> <p> - buttons : 400 €</p> <p> - leather : 3000 €</p> <p> - 8% kisskiss : 400 €</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Total : 5400 €</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>What if we exceed this objective? </em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>SECOND ISLET** </strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Youpi, a online distribution platform with nice pictures</p> <p>  </p> <p> -       website: 2000€</p> <p> -       pictures/photos: 2400€</p> <p> -       - 8% kisskiss : 750 €</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Total : 10150 €</u></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>And if it goes even further..? </em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>THIRD ISLET***</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Imagine the follow-up of the collection: to be carried on the back!</p> <p>  </p> <p> - cutouts : 1200 € - leather : 2000 € - 8% kisskiss : 1090 €</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Total : 14690 €</u></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Archipel_web3-1460551628" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> This first release of the brand <strong>Archipel - Paris</strong> is supposed to serve as a <strong>stepping-stone for a future distribution online</strong> especially if the objectives of the collection via KissKissBankBank will be exceeded.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Lets get started!</p> <p>  </p> <p> Cheers.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

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