Giorgio Brato's research is based on the continuous observation of the effects of time on things: corrosions, nicks, imperfections, asymmetries, contrasts, and scratches. Stimuli become unique pieces in soft handmade leather.
A tireless time traveller, Giorgio Brato finds inspiration both in the vintage markets of Hanoi and in the sunsets magnified by the metropolitan saturated atmosphere, in the cherry trees in bloom during the hanami and in the erosions of the Moon Valley in Namibia.
Since 2001, Giorgio Brato has been famous worldwide for adopting and customising the hand-washed vegetable-tanned lamb technique, which makes the leather incredibly soft, very similar to a vintage garment.
This craftsmanship, enhanced by laborious manual steps, makes each item unique and adapts like a second skin to the body. This allows Giorgio Brato to be recognised as one of the best heirs of the true made-in-Italy tradition.