Year 2004 I started Akerbacka with my sister Mari. I had designed shoes for footwear brands for several years and wanted to express my creativity in a new way. I had designed and made handbags by hand during my design studies at Wetterhoff and they felt like a nice challenge. Things evolved and at some point I found a part of an old cuckoo clock at our summer cottage. That hand carved piece of wood intrigued me, what could I make of it? It ended up decorating the first Akerbacka bag. Limited edition series and one-of-a-kind pieces of Akerbacka have been made ever since, whenever I have felt I need break from shoes (which I love!). Here is one nice example made of blue pony, brown leather and hand carved wooden ornament.
Cuckoo Blu Pony in Amelia Magazine, Sweden