Daisuke Iwanaga - the man behind Cornelian Taurus
Japanese designer Daisuke Iwanaga’s leather goods have been receiving some much deserved international praise. Focusing his research on traditional Japanese themes (such as samurais) and drawing inspiration from the environment surrounding him, Daisuke is able to deliver fresh designs each collection, all while trying to step his techniques up a notch. It’s this devotion and continuous desire to improve that makes his pieces some of the most unique and appealing out there.
Taking a unique approach to his craft, he seeks the best horse hides and along with 2 co-workers is able to produce the much hyped goods (namely handbags), by means of what appears to be an entirely manual driven process. If you ever wondered what goes into making high end bags, or what justifies their steep price tag for that matter, take a look at the following videos featuring Daisuke’s workplace and manufacturing process.