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San Francisco-based design studio Materials + Process find inspiration both in the materials they work with as well as the methods used to transform these raw resources into something enduring and beautiful.  Founder and lead designer Christine Marcelino believes that the best type of design is that which appreciates, and thoughtfully accentuates, the natural properties of the materials at hand.   Crafted for the modern nomad and frontiersman, but utilized by city and country dwellers alike, M + P products' beauty and longevity will appeal to anyone with a discerning eye for thoughtful functionality and clean elemental design.

By recognizing essential functionality and using authentic materials, our mission is to design and craft thoughtful, enduring products that reflect individuality and creativity while keeping pace with a modern lifestyle.
Christine Marcelino
Designer and Founder

Process & Materials

Local industrial designer Christine Marcelino crafts the Materials + Process collections using vegetable-tanned leathers sourced in Napa Valley, California and stitches clean, beautiful, and functional carrying cases and bags. Their leather is warm and personal, changing its texture and color over time through exposure to the sun and elements. No additional coatings or environmentally harmful chemicals are used in the natural tanning process, which allows the leather to evolve into a finish that is truly your own.

Responsible design

Here’s how this product leaves a lighter footprint

  • Low Impact Process