IL MERLO Bags is a newborn leather bag brand launched in Florence, since late 2015. The bags are designed and made by the artisan Kyoko Morita and are entirely hand-stitched without using sewing machine.
Kyoko grew up in Nara, Japan. The roots of her refined creations come from her aesthetic Nipponese culture and her deep knowledge of artisan leather techniques, studied during the years in Florence.
On Debou we present the special collection of handmade bags featuring high quality, unique original design and the warmth of the excellent Italian leather.
A short description of your collection.
NUVOLA: the special gathering stitch gives a three dimensional appearance to each simple form.
I PASSI: the ideal bag to carry documents, laptop 13". Over the years, you can enjoy the aging of the leather which is tanned with vegetable materials.
What inspires you?
Little things surrounding me. People walking down the street, interesting materials, conversations with friends, problems, past experiences, songs, vegetables, animals, and so on.
Your style in three words.
Smart, Refined, Artisanal.
Detail makes a difference... What’s yours?
The finest hand stitching, the original design and the high-quality Italian leather.
Which object do you wish to design?
A comfortable pillow-bag.
If your brand was a song?
“Gymnopédies ” by Erik Satie, “Field of gold” by Sting and “Black bird” by The Beatles.