urban africa -for individuals- is a leather design studio and shop specialized in
custom made leather pieces. Every piece expresses the same vision: minimalistic,
timeless in design, understated but aspiring and elegant. The man behind all the
bags, laptop sleeves, belts, wallets, cardholders, bracelets, books and footwear is
Vincent Urbain. Vincent is a talented leather man with loads of creativity and an eye
for refreshing timeless designs. His ?rst leather piece was a shoe made from hide,
which took him 3 days and 3 night. Completely self-taught and hungry to learn, he
moved onto a bag, then an armband and eventually founded urban africa in 2005.
‘We don’t make two similar bags: All designs breathe the pureness of leather
including its original markings and colours which make each bag unique. Our clients
choose their preferred leather, stitching and rivet colour and are free to do any
suggestions for design collaborations.’ – Vincent Urbain-
urban africa found a way to share the world of leather and its intricacies with
everyone who is interested. In one of their leather courses, Vincent Urbain will guide
you through the process of designing and making the leather pieces of your choice.
Learn how to create patterns, adapt them and get to a design that re?ects your own
Just walk into their studio at the Woodstock exchange on the ground ?oor and
create your own leather experience: have a look at the urban africa pieces, ask
Vincent your questions about leather or do your own suggestions for a design.