NOTKUNST means emergency art; the word comes from German.
The brand philosophy about design and creative process is to achieve a border crossing of the poetic investigation in the flow of daily life, using as medium the creation of haute couture handbags with clear and minimalist shapes.
Bags conceived as conceptual containers, not only wrapping objects.
By metaphor, the NOTKUNST bag is a first aid kit, able to bring, in case of need, relief through the administration of small quantities of art.
NOTKUNST bags are light, soft and crafted with the best quality skins.
By choice leathers and furs are only from animals bred to produce food.
Notkunst bags come from a long research process in terms of technical excellence.
The design research has given a special importance to the lightness in order to obtain extremely low weight bags.
Whole process of design, modeling, prototyping and manufacture, is completely done in Torino, in its own atelier.
NOTKUNST founded by Mafalda Tedesco, designer and creator of the brand, and Silvio Valpreda, visual artist and writer, with a long worldwide experience in industrial automotive design, and a textiles background achieved working for Calvin Klein.
NOTKUNST bags are a project based on rigorous art inquires classified into thematic collection, each of them contains different seasonal interpretations.
NOTKUNST bags are produced in Italy.