What techniques do you use in leather design?
I combine classic and modern techniques when working with leather. Techniques like; moulding, wet moulding, perforation, dying, painting, stamping, carving, burning and sewing. I often use techniques such as folio, transfer, UV and laser printing.
What makes you happy in your profession?
Working and creating with my own hands. I find the mind game behind designing a new product exciting! It’s like solving a sudoku and you have to think many steps in advance. Sometimes I even come up with solutions during my sleep.
© Signe Milkov
What people don’t know about your work?
People usually think that minimalistic design comes easily for a designer. However, in reality it starts with a long and hard thinking process, followed by precise and skilled craft work.
How do you combine tradition with innovation?
This is something I love to do! For instance, when binding, I use traditional sewing techniques and when decorating the piece, I use modern laser technology. Also, the materials are constantly evolving in a more ecological and modern direction.