DE BRUIR studio in Kildare is a contemporary design studio, headed by designer Garvan de Bruir. The primary output of our studio is leather handmade bags and accessories. However we also design and make furniture and sculptural installations in different scales. These can be crafted in timbers, leather and metal. The design philosophy which guides all our work is that of ‘strength through shape’ – the structural integrity of our raw materials allow us to achieve simple but novel constructions. This results in clean, functional products with a long life-span.
The DE BRUIR workshop is in Kildare, which has a long history of leather working to furnish the local equestrian industry and the military. Technically, our craft skills in leather are traditional, but our design style is contemporary and practical.
Visually, there is a unique identity to a piece of DE BRUIR leather luggage which distinguishes our products and designs. Then the longevity of natural leather combined with our honest construction methods will ensure it will maintain that identity for a lifetime.