NEW: SSB-2 in Pure Orange
Whether used as a single shelf or in a seamless-looking row, the Slotted System Bookcase holds everything from small paperbacks to large art books and lps with ease.
The Book Jacket in Ecru
Patterned after a vintage workwear coat, our Book Jacket retains several vintage details while stripping away others. And we’ve added a few touches of our own: a locker loop, a generous inside pocket, an outside "slash" pocket for the hand and one large rectangular pocket, gusseted for space and riveted for durability, made especially for carrying books.
Classic heavyweight "bookbag" Ecru canvas with Dark Navy 8-wale full corduroy collar and lined cuffs.
The Cista Bookbag
Designed in collaboration with Ken Nishijo of Raregem Japan, a Japan-based cabinet-making studio and bag builder, this is a casual bag with serious construction and beautiful details.
Made from #4 Selvedge Canvas (woven in small batches on looms imported to Japan from Belgium in the 1930s), and equipped with natural vegetable-tanned leather handles from one the oldest and best tanners in Tokyo. The remarkably precise stitching is all hand-done by Nishijo’s own family in his workshop. The natural canvas has a dirt-resistant starch finish, but this is a bag made to be used hard, age well, and last a lifetime.
"If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of art and the thing to be most longed for, I should answer, a beautiful House; and if I were further asked to name the production next in importance and the thing next to be longed for, I should answer, a beautiful Book. To enjoy good houses and good books in self-respect and decent comfort, seems to me to be the pleasurable end towards which all societies of human beings ought now to struggle."
- William Morris