Our collaborations are a joint exploration of vision and craftsmanship with like-minded individuals or foundations.
LUTZ MORRIS X GACHA FOUNDATION
The Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation, based in the Grasslands of Cameroon, is a private foundation established by Ly and Frederic Dumas. Its mission is to empower and educate through buidling talend and skills in the fields of arts, culture, health, social action, environment, agriculture and tourism.
The Lutz Morris x Gacha Foundation collaboration was born out of mutual respect and passion for artisanship and altruism. As part of this collaboration, artisans were given free rein to design the embroidery pattern for this limited edition of our Blaine bag. The leather panels were hand-embroidered with glass beads in keeping with a long-lasting handicraft tradition in Cameroon.
This limited edition Blaine bag is available in four colors ways: ivory, pink, navy and carob. 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Gacha Foundation.
LUTZ MORRIS X EAMES
The Eames Playing Cards are designed by Art of Play in close collaboration with The Eames Office. They are a tribute to the timeless design of Charles & Ray Eames.
The Eames Playing Cards feature the Eames Office Starburst Logo on the backs, a recurring motif in the work of Charles and Ray Eames. The unique numbering system on the faces of the cards are a subtle homage to the Eames' classic film “Powers of Ten”. The design of the packaging box refers to the famous home and creative base where Charles and Ray Eames lived for many years.
The Ness playing card case features our signature frame construction with single latch closure. The interior is lined in midnight ultrasuede and has one card slot for your game results. The internal leather tab in the signature Klein blue Eames color allows for easy removal of the cards. The lid features an inlay intarsia inspired by the Eames card design. Our logo is gold embossed on the front.
LUTZ MORRIS X CARL AUBÖCK
The Lutz Morris x Carl Auböck collaboration was born of mutual admiration and respect of the same production values, such as supporting traditional artisanship and slow production.
Werkstätte Carl Auböck is a fourth-generation bronze-casting workshop, founded in the 19th century and is still based in the original townhouse in the heart of Vienna. Each of Auböck’s pieces are handcrafted by highly trained artisans. Auböck’s products have developed a cult-like following and are coveted by art collectors worldwide by turning everyday objects into sculptural things of beauty.
The collaboration includes Waller & Willis with the ‘Knopferl’, a key ring designed in 1948 by Carl Auböck II. It is handmade in pure polished brass and opens by unscrewing one of the stoppers to add keys.
The strap is in our signature tan leather with contrasting crème topstitching. The collaboration logo is gold-embossed on the inside of the strap. The Auböck logo is stamped on one of the stoppers.
LUTZ MORRIS X KPM BERLIN
The Lutz Morris and KPM collaborated on a limited edition bag for Bauhaus' 100th anniversary.
KPM created a Dejeuner Set designed by Bauhaus teacher Marguerite Friedlaender and a porcelain to-go cup, both of which will be hand-painted in the Bauhaus 100 design (b100).
Each bag is partially intarsia-ed and hand-painted by KPM Berlin master painter Astrid Schulz, who has transferred the original Dejeuner-pattern onto the bag. Each of the limited-edition bags has a numbered and signed porcelain plaque inside, a nod to KPM Berlin, who is known for its finest porcelain and flawless craftmanship.