How heavy is a marble handbag?
When Potier Stone got to know the handbag label PAARL, it set the creative ball rolling. “They wanted to know if I was up for a challenge, because I had already made handbags with a touch of concrete and wood. Potier Stone wanted to know if I could design a collection using natural stone.” Pearl-Lisa De Buck is happy to talk about the cooperation.
The handbag was made of high-quality leather in various colours. “But in each case, these colours recur in the fine marble slab”. The handbag was created paying the greatest attention to the smallest details. De Buck believes that exclusiveness is key to the success of the ‘Marble Series’: “You could never imitate this work, because the piece of stone will never be the same. Just like my bags. Each handbag is different.”
“Our biggest challenge was to make the slab as light as possible without the material becoming fragile”, explains Bart Wauters of Potier Stone. “We were able to rely on our familiar finish to ensure that the bags had a warm feeling.” De Buck often realised just how fragile marble is during the process. “Making a handbag with marble takes a little more time. Everything has to be perfect and the finish is more intensive.”
“We match as people and as a product."
Marble Series fan? Then be sure to come along to Biënnale Interieur 2018 in Kortrijk! Because we are giving away no fewer than four PAARL handbags there!
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