I had designed shoes for footwear brands for several years and wanted to explore bag design as well. I had already designed and made handbags by hand during my design studies at Wetterhoff. At some point I found a part of an old cuckoo clock at our summer cottage. That hand carved piece of wood intrigued me, what could I make of it? It ended up decorating the first Akerbacka prototype bag in 2004. That was a starting point of Akerbacka which I started with my sister Mari. Limited edition series and one-of-a-kind pieces of Akerbacka bags and leather goods have been made ever since. Here is one nice example made of blue pony, brown leather and hand carved wooden ornament.
Cuckoo Blu Pony in Amelia Magazine, Sweden