António Vieira was only 14 when he started tanning leather, in 1935, using the superb raw material from the Serra de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park (in central Portugal). He probably wouldn’t expect his granddaughter Rute Vieira, who studied design and worked in fashion, to follow in his footsteps. But that’s what happened when, in 2012, she founded Ideal & Co. with José Lima, updating one of the oldest practises of mankind to the 21st century; producing bags and rucksacks, bicycle and gadget accessories, tablet and mobile phone covers or office stationary. Using the best and chemical free Portuguese leather, each item is individually cut, sewn and assembled by a single craftsman, carrying his signature. And a whole heritage gets a new lease of life.
Aproximate measurements: 31 x 37 x 20 cm.
Weight: 900 g.