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Francisco López González

  • Leatherworker
  • Seville, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Francisco López González Leatherworker
Contact
Spanish
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:30/17:30 - 21:00, Saturday 10:00 - 14:30
Phone:
+34 625358993
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A saddler in Seville

  • • Francisco (known as Paco) learned the trade from his father
  • • Seville has played an important part in his work
  • • He has made pieces for the Spanish Royal House

From a very young age, Francisco López González began working in his family's workshop and admits that he liked what his father did so much that he would fall asleep on the leather piled up in the workshop. As he learned the trade and took on more responsibility within the family business, Paco cultivated his creativity. This creativity has allowed him to create unique pieces with drawings and embossed designs on tracing paper that he then adapts to the design of bags, chaps, or, for example, belts. For him, his sources of inspiration are, above all, the great professionals in the trade. "Together with my father, they left me a legacy of countless works of craftsmanship to draw inspiration from," he says.

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Works

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Blucher Felipe VI shoe

The Blucher Felipe VI shoe model takes its name from the Spanish monarch. It is made of vegetable tanned calf leather in brown colour and mounted on a rubber sole (mountain). Francisco uses all his many skills in these shoes: techniques such as pattern making, preparation of the cut, hand stitching and hand sewing.

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Cowboy saddlebags

This rectangular saddlebag is made of vegetable tanned cowhide leather in chestnut colour. Francisco uses techniques such as pattern making and hand cutting. The saddlebags are made to measure and designed to be placed on a saddle.

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Scouting bag

This bag is designed around rectangular lines, made of vegetable tanned leather, in chestnut colour and with metallic cufflinks to close the flap. This type of tanning gives the skin softness to the touch and an intense colour.

Length 4.5 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 29 cm

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Alfonso XIII boots

The Alfonso XIII boots takes their name from the Spanish monarch, since a similar model was used for the reconstruction made for Juan Carlos I. Made of vegetable tanned calf leather in natural colour and mounted on a rubber sole (mountain). Francisco uses techniques such as pattern making, preparation of the cut, hand stitching and sewing.

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Feng bag

The Feng model of the Clover bag collection is one of the works that best represents Francisco`s craftsmanship. It is made of cowhide leather, vegetable tanned and natural colour. He made it by using the technique of openwork that gives rise to the different drawings and shapes that are reflected on the bag. Finally, it should be noted that the drawings are designed by Francisco López himself.

Length 7 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 17 cm

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