"I want to create a balanced mix between city and motion, function and aesthetics - in a transparent and sustainable way"
Stockholm-based Bukvy was founded in 2015 by Elena Ekström in 2015. It started with the idea of the ultimate bag. A bag in many forms evolving as life does. A life with jobs on the run, separated relationships, going out, many activities in a day and too many things to carry. Bags, backpacks, tote bags and clutches to house their daily belongings: Computer, sketch pad, wallet, lunch box, gym clothes, keys, books, snacks, glasses, phone, clothes and so on. Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of designing the ultimate escape and survival bag. It was going to float, hold milkshakes, be suitable for life in space, and hopefully have a best friend.
Today, my dreams are still big, but in new ways. What started with a longing to escape, a desire for freedom, and the satisfaction of knowing where my belongings are, became a life project.
It took hours of design, discussion, craftsmanship and testing to arrive at the final result and it is with great pride that we present to you our ultimate bag collection - the Bukvys. The first Bukvys bag was the Bo Bardi bag, made in Spain from genuine calfskin and goatsuede. Today we manufacture our products in both Spain and Portugal in our carefully selected ateliers.
It is a small but focused collection, designed to simplify and organise the daily lives of urbanites through a combination of function and aesthetics.