Utrecht based shoe and accessory designer Dora Kloppenburg creates sustainable leather products and jewelry made of wood. She is known for her edgy designs and high quality eco-leather products, resulting in a collection that feels modern while balancing style and function. We visited Dora in her cozy atelier located at the cultural breeding place ‘Hof van Cartesius’ to talk about her upcoming jewelry collection, design process and sustainable approach to design.
How did you get into bag and accessory making?
Having a background in both fashion and furniture design, I became fascinated by the qualities of materials such as wood and metal and how they can be implemented in different ways. In my graduation project, I used wood in shoes. After I graduated, I continued to experiment with wood and discovered that the material lends itself perfectly for jewelry.