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Thomasine Barnekow

  • Glove maker
  • Paris, France
  • Master Artisan
Thomasine Barnekow Glove maker
French, English, Swedish, Dutch
Monday to Saturday 13:00 - 18:30
+33 638495701
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From engineering to haute couture

  • • Among Thomasine's many creations is a collection of scented gloves
  • • She studied conceptual product design in Eindhoven
  • • She designed her first collection for a concept store in Tokyo

A photograph marked the turning point in Thomasine Barnekow’s life and career: it portrayed Michelle Lamy, wife and muse of designer Rick Owens, posing with some very impressive bracelets. “Those accessories struck me to the point that I started to imagine how I could convey that movement in a glove. That’s how my first prototype was born,” recounts the young artisan-designer in her brand new studio right next to the Louvre. Until then, Thomasine had only made gloves during a workshop at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where she decided to enrol after having spent a few months studying engineering, which she “immediately understood was not my way”.

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Photo: © Michael Campi
Glove Garden

This limited edition of perfumed gloves was exhibited at Le Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris. The gloves were created using an ancient French tanning technique in which colour and scent are simultaneously infused into the lambskin leather so that the scent remains for as long as possible.

Photo: © Benjamin Taguemount
Paris Glove Bouquet

This visual concept features gloves from Thomasine’s PARIS collection in the form of a bouquet of flowers held in the tips of the wearers’ fingers. With its trademarked decorative spiral fan cuff design, the PARIS glove is one of the most iconic models from Thomasine’s collection.

Photo: © Benjamin Taguemount
Coquillage de main (Hand shell)

This couture hand corsage was designed in the shape of a shell and based on Thomasine’s iconic PARIS glove collection. Sculpted and handmade in leather, the gloves treat the exotic components as a precious jewel.

Photo: © Benjamin Taguemount
Whispering Bivalve

These couture gloves were sculpted from grey knitwear and lamb suede. They are the fruit of a collaboration between Thomasine and Parisian knitwear artist Cécile Feilchenfeldt.

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