Design Philosophy

Sophie Hulme’s design principles.

Design Philosophy

Sophie Hulme’s design principles.

The Sophie Hulme studio finds beauty in order and logic, proportion and balance, form and function. Designs champion composition, craftsmanship and the connection between colour and shape. Function is improved with form. Inspired by Industrial design, artistry and logic balances appearance, ergonomics and usability. Using simple geometric shapes and strong horizontal lines, designs grow from their environment, like organic architecture. The studio subscribes to considered design, entirely appropriate for purpose.

At the centre of the Sophie Hulme design philosophy are the women who carry the bags. Independent women who recognise that they make the difference, and not the accessory they carry. From the very first piece—the original Albion tote, a military inspired rectangular design with the polished hardware plates which have become signature — silhouettes have emerged by crystallising harmonious functional elements into a single design.

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