Where the Magic Happens

Where the Magic Happens

November 16, 2015 4 Comments

A Peek Inside Tovi Sorga's Studio...

We moved into a new studio last month & thought you might like a little tour to see where all Tovi's accessories are made. Here we are in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol, one of the most creative communities in the UK (more on that in a future blog).
Tovi Sorga and Willis Newson in Bristol

Utility House are our landlords, and they're linked to the excellent Willis Newson team, who take it upon themselves to make hospitals and corporate environments more beautiful. Meet Jane Willis, Emily Malins, Polly Dolby and Karen Gray - having a Monday morning catch up.

Willis Newson Utility House Bristol Tovi Sorga

Very soon we'll also have Big Fan design agency upstairs.

And in the basement we're lucky to have two very talented graphic designers as neighbours, James Gibb and Holly Maguire. They're off in Berlin at the moment so you can't see their smiley faces, but here's a peak through the window of their stylish studio.

James Gibbs Holly Maguire Tovi Sorga Bristol Studio

We're all brand new to the building so everything's still spick and span - like our little kitchen... 
Kitchen Willis Newson Utility House Bristol Stokes Croft
...and the clean white meeting room below.
(That's me, by the way, hello. I've been working as Tovi's business partner for nearly a year and am here 3 days a week at the moment.)
   
Agnes Davis Tovi Sorga studio Bristol
 And most importantly... 

The man himself. 

Tovi began making accessories about 8 years ago and designs and makes almost all of his beautiful pieces by hand. 
Leather accessories designer Tovi Sorga in his studio

Here's a snapshot...

of the processes involved in making a bumper crop of Folio iPhone cases today. They've been selling like hotcakes, and it seems you can't get enough of the Floral Embroidery.
 
Tovi Sorga handcrafting fashion accessories at his sewing machine in the Bristol studio
Singer Sewig machine tovi sorga handmade leather goods  Embroidered phone cases leather Tovi Sorga  Drill & leather Tovi Sorga studio accessories  Embossing tags label maker tovi sorga leather
cutting pink suede for phone cases with microsuction tovi sorga
patterned leather phone cases microsuction Tovi Sorga    coloured leather phone cases microsuction Tovi Sorga  
 print design leather iphone phone smartphone cellphone cases Tovi Sorga
 

In the messy corner...

We have the sumptuous, sweet-shop of pure suedes Tovi uses to line his accessories.
 







 

 

 

 

 

 

Suede and leather in Tovi Sorga's studio Bristol

And finally, the future...

A snippet from our design wall where the next collection is brewing.
 
design inspiration for Tovi Sorga leather fashion accessories designer in the studio

Hope you enjoyed the tour!

We'd love you to leave us your thoughts in the box below.

Just a reminder also that there's FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING throughout November, and as Tovi gets exceptionally busy in December we advise ordering early for Christmas.

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4 Responses

Lisa Keating
Lisa Keating

November 27, 2015

Really enjoyed this! Fantastic news and work , X Lisa x

Charlotte Carver
Charlotte Carver

November 20, 2015

Beautiful work space. Well done you lovely people!

Cari-Jane Hakes
Cari-Jane Hakes

November 17, 2015

Just wonderful! It’s so brilliant to see behind the scenes. The studio looks lovely – I bet it smells great too with all that leather! Keep up the great work.

sarah davis
sarah davis

November 17, 2015

Interesting tour, thank you!

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