OSPREY LONDON iPad Case / Sleeve
Designed by Graeme Ellisdon
Gold & Brown Animal Print Hide Skin Front
Plain Dark Brown Leather Back with Embossed Osprey London
Approx Size 8.5" wide x 10" height
Brand new in Box
Designer, retailer, brand owner and businessman, Graeme Ellisdon was born on 7th July 1955 in Hertfordshire. Leaving school to try his hand at a series of jobs, he then decided to travel the world. On returning to England and no formal design training, Graeme founded OSPREY LONDON in 1980 with just £500, creating a collection of beautiful handmade leather belts.
Snapped up almost immediately by some of the UK's leading retailers, his best-selling belts were soon joined by leather bags and accessories for women and for men, offering a modern, spirited take on a quintessentially English heritage look.
"I have always loved working with leather because it's a natural material with real integrity that improves with age," he explains. "When I'm making a bag or a belt or a wallet, it reminds me of my father who was a carpenter. As natural materials, leather and wood require work and craftsmanship to transform them from something raw into something beautiful that lives on. There's something about the ancient simplicity of that which I really relate to."
Rather than sketching designs on paper, Graeme has always preferred to respond to the leather and engineer it into a working 3D sample. It's this built-engineered approach that ensures OSPREY LONDON bags, belts and accessories are so successful in real-life use. Every strap, pocket and fastening has been considered and put through its paces so it not only looks gorgeous but it works beautifully!