Craftspeople in France: Maroquinier/Leather craftsman

Bertrand Vignes in his workshop, which is just 50m from the shop in Nice where he and his wife Anne sell a range of artisan leather products that she designs

Quality and unique items are focus of leatherwork artisans

A couple whose artisan leatherwork has taken them to Nice via Madagascar say they take inspiration from everywhere – but they mostly like bohemian vibes.

Anne and Bertrand Vignes started making leather bags and fashion accessories when they were in their twenties.

Mrs Vignes studied at the Beaux-Arts school in Paris, where she met her husband, a bootmaker in the city.

They decided to work together as their skills were well-matched.

Mrs Vignes said: “We had plenty of ideas. My artistic side matched well with his technical knowledge, so we started to work together.”

They took part in various professional ...

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