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Serge Amoruso

Serge Amoruso Leatherworker
Contact
French, English, Italian, Japanese
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 19:00, Saturday 15:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+33 (0)173753816
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From wood to leather

  • • Serge grew up in a family of cabinetmakers
  • • He works with incredible leathers
  • • He trained at Ecole Grégoire-Ferrandi in Paris

Serge Amoruso comes from a creative lineage. His father was a wood sculptor, and so he grew up surrounded by an array of materials, tools and beautiful artistic gestures that continue to inspire him to this day. However, it was not wood that caught his attention in the end, it was leather. His brother worked at a book publisher’s and was surrounded by scraps of leather used to bind books – these scraps took on a new meaning to Serge and inspired him to train as a leather worker. In 1970, directly after his studies and at 18 years of age, he was hired by Hermès to work in their trunk department. He worked there for seven years, before becoming a technical instructor teaching leather work to disadvantaged youth. At the age of 35 he opened his own workshop, and developed a following in France and Japan.

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Works

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Valise

This hand luggage features a wooden structure with calfskin covering made of two pieces of seamless skins. The corners and the handle are crafted in Russian leather sewn through the wood. The metal details are solid nickel plated brass and the lining is in pine green goatskin.

Width 44 cm
Depth 35 cm

Serge Amoruso Leatherworker
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Keops

This bag was presented at the China National Museum in Beijing in 2018 for the Wonderlab exhibition. It is part of the Emoskins series made of one hundred unique pieces, under the themes of variation and misappropriation of materials and colors. This model is crafted in lilac sting ray leather, lined with pink and cream goatskin leather.

Width 18 cm
Depth 10 cm
Height 26 cm

Serge Amoruso Leatherworker
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Keops

The Oshi bag is crafted in calf leather, lined with grey and yellow goatskin leather. This hand-carried bag turns into a shoulder bag when by releasing one strap and positioning the flap inward.

Width 25 cm
Depth 11 cm
Height 32 cm

Serge Amoruso Leatherworker
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A-DO

The A-DO back pack is crafted in calf leather, line with burgundy goatskin leather. Its shape is inspired by the prow of a boat and the nose of a shark. This bag, which does not hamper the shoulder blades and allows movement, offers very particular comfort.

Width 28 cm
Depth 16 cm
Height 38 cm

Serge Amoruso Leatherworker
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Cave BDM

Case to accommodate a collection of cufflinks. It features three drawers and 52 compartments. The structure was hand made in wood, covered with waxed blue crocodile leather and red goat leather. The handles are crafted in mammoth ivory.

Width 26 cm
Depth 18 cm
Height 20 cm

Serge Amoruso Leatherworker

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