Form Leather is a new bespoke leather atelier handcrafting minimalist cases for technology in Upstate NY. The laptop cases and phone cases are made by wet-forming leather on wood forms, an old leatherworking technique. We combine European saddle-stitching with die-cutting, selecting each step in the process for precision and beauty. The leathers are selected from the best tanneries in Italy and France, after careful consideration of their environmental practices. Because we make each piece one by one, we are able to offer many customizations, such as painting and inlaid leather.   

Form was founded by Christine Valenti, who has been designing leather goods for 16 years.  After years of working with samplemakers and factories, she became keenly aware of the impact of the samplemaker on a prototype. The small details, such as the radius of a curve or the size of the stitch hole make all the difference in the overall impression of the final piece. Because those details are so important, she learned the craft in order to execute them exactly the way that she wanted. In doing so, she fell in love with the process itself.  “There's a beautiful balance between the physical precision and the strategy that is completely fulfilling to me,” she says. 

For more information on the selection of leathers and our filters for sustainability, you can see this video.