Gräf earned his phd in structural engineering from his studies in Germany, while Lantz led an adventurous life and grew deep roots in Japan. Truly at the intersection of opposites, they came together in Los Angeles to create Gräf & Lantz®. With distinct and often contradictory points of view, they started creatively toying with designs in a simple, albeit luxurious material: Merino wool felt. Together Gräf and Lantz set out to sculpt the world’s oldest fabric into modern and unexpected form, crafting a definitive collection of handbags, accessories and home-ware items for men and women that has captured the attention of affluent urbanites worldwide.
Today, Gräf & Lantz® has transcended its artistry in felt with explorations in colorful and modern mixtures of leather and canvas items. As they continue to venture into new design territories, their non-status quo look is always present in every piece; simple lines, sophisticated shapes, unorthodox textures and exposed stitching.
Proudly made in the United States.