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Hélène Pierucci

Hélène Pierucci Leatherworker
Contact
French, English, German
Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 - 18:30
Phone:
+33 (0)783923929
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A taste for leather

  • • Hélène is specialised in hand sewing saddlery
  • • She also makes functional leather objects and artworks
  • • Atelier PO! is dedicated to both creation and repair

“Leather chose me” affirms Hélène Pierucci, a leatherworker based in the north-western edge of Paris. Hélène found her calling in her forties, she left her managerial position to immerse herself in leather craftsmanship, embracing her passion for this noble material. Specialised in saddlery, leather goods and leather casing, she opened her atelier in 2016. Hélène works on timeless accessories, to which she adds her touches of fantasy. In addition to made to measure designs, her atelier focuses on repair. Giving a second life to bags, suitcases or wallets is the essence of her philosophy. Hélène’s aim is to promote local craftsmanship, inspire sustainable thinking and create links with her clients.

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Diamond

This clutch bag is handcrafted in black and camel hued leather lined in a diamond form. The top of the clutch is made of sweet camel nubuck leather.

Length 28 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 20 cm

Hélène Pierucci Leatherworker
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Roseau/ reed

This red handcrafted handbag is lined with bovine leather. The bag features an integrated strap and a single opening flap.

Length 24 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 20 cm

Hélène Pierucci Leatherworker
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Coulisse

This handcrafted handbag is lined with bovine leather. The handbag is finished with round handstitched handles. Hélène Pierucci uses salmon leather to attach the handles to the bag.

Length 31 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 29 cm

Hélène Pierucci Leatherworker
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Pression

This triptych is entirely made from three rigged squares, created from a combination of varied brown, green, yellow, and white hued leather. The reliefs on the squares are carved in overlays of leather.

Length 72 cm
Width 2 cm
Height 40 cm

Hélène Pierucci Leatherworker
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Roseau/ reed

This large satchel is handcrafted from camel hued bovine leather. The satchel is fitted with a removal strap of the same colour, that can be added or removed with a metal buckle.

Length 24 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 20 cm

Hélène Pierucci Leatherworker

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