First Edition of Design Kind Leather Contest Winner Announced

Indonesian designer Tommy Ambiyo Tedji won the first edition of the Design Kind Leather Contest.

From June 11-14 at the Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags footwear and leather goods show, the prototypes of three finalists were presented and exhibited: Rocky Waves by Vincenzo Carpentieri, Byo Logic by Tommy Ambiyo Tedji, and CREAtive REcovery by Rosaria Torquati.

The creation of the prototypes represented the final step of a process that lasted several months using Kind Leather skins. Kind Leather merges traceability and clean production, delivering a more sustainable and transparent value chain, from farm to end product.

Tommy Ambiyo Tedji’s project, Byo Logic, is a reinterpretation of the classic tote bag model according to the principles of the art of origami and has been able to best reinterpret the sustainability values of Kind Leather and win the verdict of the jury. 

Tommy Ambiyo Tedji's Byo Logic

Tommy’s prize is a design course held by Arsutoria School, awarded by Ambassador Hadil da Rocha-Vianna, Consul General of Brazil in Milan, in the presence of Ildemar Marchi De Almeida of JBS Couros, Matteo Pasca, Director of Arsutoria School, and GianPaola Pedretti, Exhibition Manager of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags.

Watch the winner's interview below!