November 08, 2014


Eternal Luxe, from lux aeterna – lat. Eternal Light.
Eternal for something that lasts forever.  Luxe, the French word for ‘luxury'. Our handmade luxury goods combine the effortlessness of Parisian chic with fearless American flair.  They are objects of desire that add a bold finishing touch to your personal style. Architecture inspires the look, texture and proportion of our pieces.  Our pared-down, thought provoking designs tastefully bend style and gender norms.

 

Phnam Bagley, Founder & Design Director
Born in Paris and based in San Francisco, Phnam has followed a unique career path as a designer specializing in consumer electronics, luxury and lifestyle products, packaging and spacecraft architecture. Her fearless sense of aesthetics, attention to detail and knowledge of manufacturing processes and sustainable technologies contribute to her eye-catching yet sophisticated designs. Equally important is her commitment to producing quality, timeless goods that can be handed down from generation to generation.

 

The Artisans
Eternal Luxe carefully selects the most skilled, local craftspeople to create its product lines. All artisans are trained at the prestigious Amblard Leather Atelier, the only US-based program for traditional leather crafting. Every product in our line is handmade by a single craftsperson who has mastered the fine art of patterning and hand stitching, and the rare skill of traditional finishing. What makes each Eternal Luxe product unique is the time, workmanship and creative investment of each artisan.

Choosing the Leathers

Our leathers go through a very thorough selection process. We receive samples from many suppliers. Leather selection is the fine balance between a natural look and textural consistency so we can use most of the hide. It needs to be the right ratio of supple v. stiff, the right sheen, color, texture design, durability, etc. The edge must hold well after skiving (the process of removing thickness), sewing and sanding. Finally, we must look at the country of origin of the animals as well as where the leather was tanned. It helps us determine the best suited hides for the quality of standards we like to uphold.