Matt Dean is about challenging the standard. Each work is formed from one piece of material without repetitive stitching or chemical adhesives traditionally found in luxury accessories.

I discovered leather through my father’s handcrafted journal hobby. The natural patina, marbled textured and structural quality of the vegetable tanned leather inspired me.

I challenged myself to design a handbag beyond traditional means that could be folded from one piece of material and fastened with hardware. The resulting concept was a minimal, timeless design that removed disruptive stitch lines and toxic adhesives.