The designer

Tessa Straver is a bag brand from the Netherlands, based in Arnhem. The brand is named after the designer and was founded in December 2015. During this time Tessa was a student at HMC, where she specialized in bag design and graduated in 2017.

She is now a second year product design student at ArtEZ University of the Arts.


 

The bags


All products are designed and handmade by Tessa herself. Great effort is put into creating unique and innovative designs. Tessa likes to look at bag design from a different angle, go beyond the expected looks of bags and create new shapes. The bags are characterized by clean, architectural forms and the combination of leather and metal. Modern architecture and minimalist art are the main sources of inspiration for the design of the bags.



CV

Education

2018 - present     ArtEZ University of the Arts, Product Design

2013 - 2017            HMC, Creative Craftsmanship


Fairs & Shows

2018    Architecture in Fashion show, Feeric Fashion week

2018    Design District

2018    Masterly, The Dutch in Milano

2017    Meesterlijk, Design & Ambacht

2017    VT Wonen & Design Beurs

2017    Design District

2017    Masterly, The Dutch in Milano

2016    Meesterlijk, Design & Ambacht

2016    Design District


Exhibitions

2019    Group exhibition Product Design, Galerie Marzee

2018    Curator for group exhibition, Stark in Kunst

2018    Group exhibition Hester van Eeghen Foundation Leather Design Award

2017     HMC graduation expo


Award

2017    Hester van Eeghen Foundation Leather Design Award