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Vladimir Petrov

  • Leatherworker
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • Master Artisan
Vladimir Petrov Leatherworker
English, Norwegian, Serbian
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:00
+41 786022333
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From a watch strap to accessories

  • • Vladimir is a specialist of bespoke leather items
  • • He uses leather to make functional pieces
  • • His pieces are made with passion and are repairable

When buying his first expensive watch, Vladimir Petrov did not like how the strap looked on his wrist. Generally inspired by intellectual challenge and learning new things, he wanted to make a better strap himself. By destroying a sofa to get the leather and taking threads and needles from the household sewing machine, Vladimir made his first watch strap – according to him, the result was horrible. Ever since, Vladimir continued to train as a self-taught leatherworker by experimenting, making errors, correcting them and learning from many masters. He strives to make every single detail correctly, even if it might not be visible, to create the bespoke leather accessories that he has become known for which make his customers happy.

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Sunglasses case

This protective case for sunglasses is hand stitched by Vladimir Petrov and made from dark with lighter green speckled African buffalo leather. The entirely encased construction is lined with reindeer suede which protects the sunglasses both from scratches and from deformation. The leather-covered round snap fastener and delicate stitches give the case its meticulous finish.

Length 17 cm
Width 4 cm
Height 8.5 cm

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Business card holder

The marine blue simple flip-over gusseted encasing for business cards is made by Vladimir Petrov with vegetable tanned leather, so called Buttero leather, and is lined with a graphite coloured goat leather. A luxurious cold plated snap fastener secures the business cards holder and the graphite coloured stitches make for an elegant finish.

Length 12.3 cm
Width 3.2 cm
Height 7 cm

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Bag handles and the handle filler

These two classic bag handles are made of black goat's leather. The brass handle attachments give any bag a beautiful and classic touch. Placed in front of the bag handles is a bag handle filler, which Vladimir Petrov sculpted by hand with a knife. Each differently coloured layer of the filler is clearly visible.

Length 17 cm
Width 2.5 cm
Height 5.5 cm

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Crocodile belt

The apple red Niloticus crocodile belt is patted and lined with a vegetable tanned calf lining. A rectangular gold-plated brass buckle rounds off this luxurious belt. The belt is hand stitched by Vladimir Petrov with a matching red linen thread. All edges are painted and satin polished.

Length 97 cm
Width 0.37 cm
Height 3.5 cm

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Diplomatic attache bag

This handmade classic diplomatic attache bag is made out of black goat leather and lined with pig suede. It has a divider section with zipper and four internal pockets. The bag flap is secured with a palladium plated brass key lock. The edges are painted and satin polished. Vladmir Petrov hand stitched it with a grey linen thread giving the bag its elegant finish.

Length 43 cm
Width 5.5 cm
Height 26.5 cm

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