Axel Mano Park Avenue Quadro Grand Navy
Handmade in Sydney by Axel Mano, using supple webbing, with the strength of seat belts but soft to the touch and lightweight. Designed to be carried as a tote bag or worn on the body with a detachable strap. The main compartment closes with a zip, and inside there is a big mesh pocket on one side, and a quick access phone pocket on the other, plus a key fisher.
This piece features:
- One main compartment with zip closure
- One large interior zip pocket
- One interior slip pocket
- One key fisher
- Two top handles
- One detachable shoulder strap
'Axel Mano' is the design partnership of Susie Meekin & Graham Clarke who apply the same philosophy when designing bags as they do hats, using simple materials in an inventive yet practical way, whilst at the same time reflecting the mood of the season. Susie comes from a design background and studied millinery in London before returning to Australia to open the 'Axel Mano' store in Woollahra, Sydney, with Graham, an artist and designer, in 1999. All the current bags in the range are made of industrial re-recyclable webbing, which is very hard-wearing and is used for seatbelts and other heavy weight-bearing uses, yet is soft to the touch and lightweight. The bag fittings are sourced in Italy, and every model has pockets for mobile phones and other essentials, with gorgeous linings of brightly coloured silks and cottons.
Every piece is handmade in Australia.