While browsing on Internet I’ve discovered ThirtyFour, a Malaysian brand that produces very beautiful designes leather bags and accessories in small series.
I’ve interviewed the 32 years old designer ShuennKee Chong, in order to come to know something else about her creations. She was born and grown up in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and she has studied Metalsmithing at the Parsons School Of Design, in New York.

– What does ThirtyFour creates?
– ThirtyFour is an interdisciplinary design practice and lifestyle initiative. To date ThirtyFour has been occupied with explorations in skin, culminating in three collections of leather accessories that trace life’s various postures (accessories, bags, sandals).

– Which are the materials?
– At the moment : leather, fabric, metals.


– Which is ThirtyFour creations style? How do you describe the collections?
– Collection 03. As with their past collections, ThirtyFour’s current showing has skin and fold as material and process. By manipulating a simple crease, the collection toys with forms both organic and structured. This season’s exploration in skin sees vegetable tan calfskin, embossed leather, mock croc and pony hair as examples of different perspectives on texture and form. The pairing of unique materials and clean ,strong shapes evoke a relaxed and understated seduction in our designs.

– Howdoes ThirtyFour creationscome into existence? Which are the inspirations?
– ThirtyFour came to existence from passion in design. Inspirations comes form everyday routine, people we meet, new needs, the color of surroundings…


– Are ThirtyFour creations on sale? How?
– Yes. Retailing in specialty stores in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, New York and Berlin. And on the internet via www.wefew.net. We sell our creations since 2 years.

– Does ThirtyFour work also on contract?
– Yes.


To contact ThirtyFour:


If you want to purchase ThirtyFour creations in Europe, you can contact Diwa Tharan in Berlin: diwa@thirtyfour.net.

Chi sono
Erica Ventura, fondatrice di StyleNotes.it, web writer, editor e blogger Amo il bello e provo a circondarmene in ogni aspetto della mia vita. Credo fermamente nell’utilità delle liste e che il mix vincente in ogni cosa sia composto da semplicità, equilibrio e un piccolo dettaglio a contrasto. La mia casa, il mio guardaroba e quel che metto nel piatto ne sono la conferma.

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