Seeing My First Samples
I made each of my prototypes myself. Taking them to a manufacturer and having them interpret my designs to create a first production sample was something I've never experienced. Tweaking small things based on my notes and creating something that could be mass-produced was a fascinating process to go through. Simple things like how the edges would be finished and whether there would be additional lining in the leather to make it more durable were things I hadn't thought of when I was creating the originals. This was the stuff that experts who knew better brought up and I was forever grateful for their insight and vast experience. My original prototypes are on the left and the manufactured samples are on the right of each photo.