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Tika

Tika Leatherworker
Contact
Spanish, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 628886440
©Tika K.

Bags of creativity and invention

  • • Tika is self-taught and is never afraid to take-up a challenge
  • • She is inspired by nature, Barcelona’s architecture and origami
  • • She was the recipient of an award at the NY Independent Handbag Designer initiative, 2014

Tika’s studies in business and economics landed her a job at the United Nations headquarters in New York, however this did not prevent her from carrying on her passion: making clothes and items with her hands. A gift she made for a colleague opened her doors to a more creative position and prompted her to study fashion design in Florence: a new career was born, and a childhood dream came true. Tika moved to Barcelona in 2001, initially designing costumes for the National Theatre but privately designing and making handbags. She set up her first workshop in 2014 and since then has never stopped – experimenting, researching, truly inventing handbags – whether it is for her own collection, for third parties or for bespoke projects in collaboration with clients.

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Works

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Al Wajd

This box shaped minauderie bag has a handle design resembling lily leaves, decorated with fine jewellery inspired by royal lilies. Jewels are set permanently onto the handle, and the interior box was printed in 3D to accommodate the handle design, which required high precision of proportions for all pieces to fit together.

Length 17 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 16 cm

Photo: ©Tika K.
Jasmine

This convertible hobo-backpack is inspired by jasmine bushes in full bloom. The front is weaved from up-cycled leather pieces arranged symmetrically and sustained by cowhide straps, weaved into each petal of all flowers.

Length 30 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 40 cm

Photo: ©Tika K.
La Piña

This bucket bag is inspired by the pineapple. Calfskin leather is folded piece by piece and arranged to resemble pineapple leaves, while the body is made from strings of leather folded in zig-zag fashion to imitate pineapple fruit.

Height 26 cm
Diameter 13 cm

Photo: ©Tika K.
Shoal

This briefcase has a woven front inspired by a shoal of fish; the leather pieces are cut with laser and weaved tightly (on the interior) with a wax coated cotton cord which holds this composition together like a spider web.

Length 34 cm
Height 26 cm
Depth 12 cm

Photo: ©Tika K.
Nectar

Nectar is a small bucket bag inspired by flowers and hummingbirds; the bag opens by pulling away the bird and closes by pulling the string feathers. The handle is made from cowhide cords, weaved around and above the flower to represent the scent of the nectar.

Height 17 cm
Diameter 22 cm

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