Our Story

Hammer & Smith was born out of one man’s desire to get back to basics and start working with his hands again.  After many years of doing freelance artwork the need for a personal outlet…a therapy of sorts…began to show it’s face.  So he went to the studio and started to work.  And beautiful things were made.  And people asked if they could buy them and he said yes. Later joined by some like minded creative heads Hammer & Smith, Inc was born. Hammer & Smith was never supposed to become a real business. We, the founders of the studio were always curious about art, design and manufacturing. We had diverse creative backgrounds, but our curiosity – to see how things work, take them apart, customise and create new things and work on collaborative projects led us to start Hammer & Smith. Derived from project experiments, creating useable lifestyle products for our own use and sharing them with our friends and followers on the blog, Hammer & Smith evolved into a company known for designing, manufacturing, and supplying, high-quality, durable leather goods and lifestyle products for individuals and corporate clients worldwide.

Hammer & Smith design studio as of today is considered as of the best for leather goods and lifestyle products design, manufacturing and supplying. We serve as design and manufacturing partners for a large number of local and foreign brands for leather goods and lifestyle products. That decision, to turn our past time and our hobbies into a proper business was in a response to our collective longing for a life that was closer to the vision we held in our hearts and minds. A life based on our passion and interests. A life in which business and pleasure is the same thing. 

The idea of Hammer & Smith evolved over the course of several years. We simply kept merging all of our interests, skills and favourite things in life until we had a business concept that started to work. A business that incorporated not only designing, crafting and supplying of high quality leather goods and lifestyle products but also creating and developing a design community, and sharing with our members the materials and ideas to promote leather design and craft industry around the world.

In short idea behind our design studio is very straight forward, we want to enjoy our work and want to make clean, simple, beautiful leather products for our customers, with focus on high quality and longevity. Hence our brand motto:

Made Simple, Made Well, Made Honest.