Armance Small Leather and Brass Box
Handmade in Stockholm with solid Swedish brass and hand stitched leather, this box is a chic collector’s item with endless utility. Jet black with an anthracite interior leather.
At Interior Monologue, we believe handmade is the best made. Our mission is to provide a collection of makers that you can trust – handmade excellence and ethical production. We think it’s important to understand who made the things we love. Our hope is that this collection connects you directly with our favorite makers and their one of a kind stories.
Les Few pieces are handcrafted by the finest artisans in Sweden and built to last beyond a lifetime. Their designs are timeless and sustainable in process and aesthetics.
MAKER STORY: Les Few
Sophisticated and Warm, Minimal and Refined, Pure and Functional. Based in New York City, the Swedish born Eva Eklof started her line of beautiful objects called Les Few as an ode to Swedish Design, with an edge of New York sensibility. Her latest collection called Armance is made of brass, wood, and leather pieces which are finely crafted in Sweden. I love the way these textures come together, utilizing Swedish brass, which is hand shaped by expert metal smiths, then creating perfectly fit leather pieces to add a soft, lived in feel. The idea for the leather accents came from the old Leica camera cases, which Eva always had growing up. The leather craftsmen sew all the pieces in central Stockholm on the same edge-stitch machines that used to sew the leather camera cases for Hasselblad and Leica. Where better to handcraft these pieces for the line then in a leather workshop that still uses many of the same techniques and machinery as the original production, ensuring these boxes are as finely tuned to fit their brass tops, as the classic camera cases were to their lenses.
Eva strives to create pieces for life, pieces that you love and cherish. Minimalism and refinement in form and material remain at the heart of Les Few’s creative work with a design process that centers around close collaboration with skilled Swedish craftsmen.
The leather craftsmen sew all the pieces in central Stockholm on the same edge-stitch machines that used to sew the leather camera cases for Hasselblad and Leica: craftsmanship and quality is at focus in this small factory.
Eva Eklöf was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up in a 60’s house by the Baltic sea. Her family has a strong creative tradition, especially linked to Modernism, most notably through Sven Eklöf, a pioneering Swedish architect who helped shape the Mid Century Swedish aesthetic. From an early age she was therefore exposed to concepts of minimalism and refinement in form and material, which remain at the heart of her creative work.
Les Few focuses on exquisite materials, impeccable craftsmanship and precise details, combining a timeless perspective with easy elegance.