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Play is Work created Bauhaus inspired ethically sourced leather outfits

This unique style is inspired from tradesmen’s work wear to folk clothing, all functional, simple and robust. From Bauhaus philosophy and design to the Scandinavian aesthetic, Waldorf and Montessori beliefs to the ideas of modernist pioneers.
Play is Work is the brainchild of Finnish artist Kaija Vogel …born in the 70’s to an established family of architects, Kaija grew up in Canada before moving to London. As a creative director and production designer, her work crosses the landscape of feature films to interior design; from narrative installations for the V&A and the Imperial War Museum, to scenography as well as sculptural works and costume design.
Kaija chose leather because she is convinced: “Leather has memory, leather tells stories. And the more you use it, the better it looks. Each piece is designed to grow an evolve with the child that wears it.”
Made out of the finest leather, each hide undergoes a series of natural treatments applied using traditional techniques. The collection comes in tones of earthy browns, greys and blacks, derived from the purest plant based pigments, making each garment unique. Each piece allows a child the freedom to explore, create and set about their own adventures, a key concept in the design process for ‘Play is Work’. 

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Text by Claudia Antonia Merkle

POSTED BY cts-klee
February 5, 2015