WHERE I END
AND YOU BEGIN

WHERE DO THINGS END AND WHERE DO THEY BEGIN? CAN AN OBJECT HAVE TWO BEGINNINGS, TWO ENDS? ARE THERE BOUNDARIES WITHIN ONE ENTIRETY?

Bag and accessory label TSATSAS addresses the abovementioned theme in its installation WHERE I END AND YOU BEGIN. Shown for the first time during Berliner Mode Salon 2016, the installation will be on display at the TSATSAS atelier in Frankfurt/Main through the end of January 2017.

In every single one of their designs Esther Schulze-Tsatsas and Dimitrios Tsatsas, the brains behind the label, explore an object’s boundaries. Their bags and accessories, produced using precise patterns, are made up of countless individual pieces which are assembled using in a complex production process to create a coherent piece.

With WHERE I END AND YOU BEGIN, the color of the leather becomes a medium for highlighting the transitions within the bags and accessories. Because, to date, all TSATSAS leather designs have been monochrome, this has hidden the fact that the products are made up of different sections.

However, using different colors for the various elements highlights that diversity, rendering the boundaries suddenly visible. Such boundaries are either called for by the design, as with the LUCID tote bag, where different shades of leather come together in the front and back, or are set by the designers on the basis of aesthetic considerations, as with the HAZE clutch bag.

The space in which the subject is addressed and the designs presented is a solid cube lined with leather.

Designers Esther Schulze-Tsatsas and Dimitrios Tsatsas selected five items from their collection and reinterpreted these in a combination of grey and navy calfskin leather. Iconic item FLUKE, cardholder CREAM TYPE 2, clutch bag HAZE and two other bags, LINDEN and LUCID, now feature two contrasting shades of high-grade natural leather, leather which is tanned in South Germany and processed to create contemporary designs at a leathercraft atelier with a long-standing tradition in Offenbach/Main. The resulting products are one-offs and do not form part of the collection.



WHERE I END AND YOU BEGIN
An installation exploring an objects boundaries.

December 14, 2016 to January 31, 2017

TSATSAS Atelier
Frankenallee 104
60326 Framkfurt/Main
Germany

Opening hours: by appointment
atelier@tsatsas.com

Photography
Dimitrios Tsatsas

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