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© Daniel Savu
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Daniel Savu

  • Leatherworker
  • Brasov, Romania
  • Rising Star
Daniel Savu Leatherworker
Romanian, English
By appointment only
+40 (0)766540395
© Daniel Savu

The beauty of simplicity

  • • Daniel is self-taught in leatherworking
  • • Besides leather goods, he also makes metal accessories
  • • Some of the tools in his workshop are more than 100 years old

Daniel Savu has always been drawn to manual activities and projects since childhood. He comes from a large family, with eight children. From a young age, his father instilled in him the skill and enthusiasm for working with his hands. However, it wasn't until adulthood, after pursuing several different occupations, that Daniel found his true passion: the one for leatherworking. In 2014, he started to create leather pieces in his home and he opened his workshop a year later. He prefers to do all operations manually, at his own pace, using old tools and techniques. His muse and main supporter in business and life is his wife, Miruna, who inspires him in everything he does. Daniel pays great attention to detail and considers the simplicity of shapes as the true expression of beauty.

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  • © Daniel Savu
  • © Daniel Savu
  • © Daniel Savu
  • © Daniel Savu
  • © Daniel Savu
Photo: © Daniel Savu
Travel bag

This travel bag is handcrafted from a combination of full grain and top grain leather. Daniel Savu likes to surround himself with simple yet beautiful and durable objects. The simple aesthetic of the bag, coupled with the intricate finishing, perfectly exemplify this ethos.

Length 55 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 30 cm

Photo: © Daniel Savu
Minimalist wallet

This slim wallet is handcrafted from goatskin leather. The wallet, perfect for discreetly carrying bank cards, is easy to carry and easily fits in one’s pocket or bag.

Length 12.5 cm
Width 8.5 cm
Height 1 cm

Photo: © Daniel Savu

This apron is handcrafted from top grain vintage leather. The strong 1mm thick leather is soft and easy to wear. The beautiful vintage leather carries the smell of fresh tanned leather that follows the wearer wherever they are, like a perfume.

Height 70 cm
Width 52 cm

Photo: © Daniel Savu
iPad case

This case is meant to keep your iPad Pro safe, but in style. The bag is handcrafted from full grain leather and also has a small pocket on its front, perfect for a cable.

Length 30.5 cm
Width 23.5 cm
Height 6 cm

Photo: © Daniel Savu
Patch bag

Inspired by his childhood school backpacks, Daniel Savu created this little bag as a gift for his wife. The bag, crafted from genuine full grain leather, quickly went viral.

Length 25 cm
Width 17 cm
Height 5 cm

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