Discover Germany, Issue 35, February 2016

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Discover Germany | Design | Bruderherz

Leather bags with character Founded by two inspired brothers, the company Bruderherz creates unique leather bags for ladies and gents, combining quality with sophisticated designs. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE I PHOTOS: BRUDERHERZ

After realising that there are no unique leather bags, especially for men, founders Sebastian and Thorsten Meyer vowed to fill that gap. The results are impressive. “What distinguishes our creations are the use of top-quality cowhide and our designs. Leather bags are often plain, sometimes even boring, and mostly available in the common shades of brown and black. Inspired by unusual antiques, we pay more attention to detail regarding design, shape and locks,”explains Thorsten Meyer. The products by Bruderherz range from briefcases, travel bags, handbags and rucksacks to wallets and even washbags. Dark purple shades, sophisticated greys, browns and blacks with a classic yet modern touch add class straight away.

Bruderherz uses plant-based substances without chemicals to tan the leather, which is extremely rare in today’s industry. The colouring and appearance of the surface is worked into by hand and only top-grain leather is used. This process makes each bag unique and exudes that particular charm and authenticity. Meyer’s personal favourite is the briefcase Smith, which is exactly the kind of leather case the brothers were looking for before founding Bruderherz: “It is an exceptional bag in terms of design. It is slim yet practical and has room for a laptop and documents. The unusual inner lining, a licensed photo print of 1903’s Oxford tug team, the colour and natural surfaces structure provides the finishing touch.”

Portrait: Bruderherz team Sebastian and Thorsten Meyer

Above: Briefcase Smith

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