Ackermann

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In the beginning there is always the idea

Since 1982, Beate Sedlacek and Karl-Henning Hohmann have been designing under their label: Ackermann, leather bags and accessories. Clear, durable design, sustainable materials and crafts...


 Press Releases


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    Jury statement

    The Pago wallet is both multifunctional and seems to exhibit a distinctive appearance
    with its soft diagonal line, whilst also being customizable in terms of
    colors and materials to produce something handy and personal.

    Award-winning leather design

    The bag manufactory Ackermann from Lüneburg in Northern Germany
    receives the coveted German Design Award 2019.
    Their colors turn them into real eye-catchers. The soft cowhide nappa
    is pleasant to touch and the inside of the purse offers plenty of room
    for coins, credit cards and other items: We are talking about
    the multifunctional purse of the „Pago“ label from Ackermann.
    What had already seduced the customers of their high-quality
    leather goods also convinced the jury of this year's
    German Design Award, which annually honors outstanding
    design innovations with the coveted prize.

    This year, Beate Sedlacek and Karl-Henning Hohmann, owners of
    Ackermann Taschenmanufaktur, sent their own brand "Pago" into the competition
    and scored in the "Excellent Product Design" category. The award went to the unique
    design language of the product line, which unites splendidly with the soft,
    hand-finished leather. Points were also given for the possibility
    of adapting the color combination according to the buyer's preference.


 Products

  • Ackermann: Weekender "Belfast", Handmade Designer
    Ackermann: Handmade Designer Maker - Spacious, handy and an eyecatcher, that is the weekender "Belfast". The deerskin from which the bag is made impresses with an elegant velvety surface....

  • Spacious, handy and an eyecatcher, that is the weekender "Belfast". The deerskin from which the bag is made impresses with an elegant velvety surface. Pure leather - also inside the bag it is lined with cognac-colored leather. Various slip pockets and a key carabiner ensure order. Two sturdy handles and an adjustable shoulder strap made of seat belt strap complete the look. Whether for shopping, traveling or sports, the round bag offers plenty of storage space. 

    Chamois deer leather: From the skin of the red deer, the finest of all leathers are obtained: the old-fashioned tanned deerskin. This velvety soft leather is produced by one of the oldest and most elaborate tanning processes called “sämisch”. In this process, which has been known for about 800 years, it takes up to one year for the soft and cloth-like leather to develop from the untanned animal skin.

    A total of about 300 manual processing steps are required. The transient deerskin is tanned with cod oil as a tannic substance into durable leather. The cod oil is literally pressed into the hides by means of a mechanical process, the milling process. This is done, for example, with heavy wooden hammers.

    The excess oil is washed out in a soda bath and the skins are air-dried for many weeks. In this repeating tanning process, which lasts several months, the skin is rolled and dried many times. Genuine “sämisch” leather has to mature, comparable to a noble whiskey. The natural characteristics of the skins are retained in this process. At the end of the process, the leather is dyed with natural colors of blue, red or yellow wood. The paint is applied on one side by hand and brushed into the leather. The yellow back of the leather remains colorless and is a sign of careful work. Handmade Designer Maker

  • Ackermann Belt bag "Marseille S"Handmade Designer
    Thanks to the infinitely adjustable 20 mm wide leather strap with plug closure, the belt pouch can easily be transformed into a cross-body bag. Handmade Designer Maker, leather goods...

  • Thanks to the infinitely adjustable 20 mm wide leather strap with plug closure, the belt pouch can easily be transformed into a cross-body bag. The bag is equipped with a zipper for the main compartment and a zipped compartment on the back. An ideal travel companion for your most important things. The soft cow pelt from which the bag is made nestles pleasantly on the body and is also completely lined with leather in the interior. The shortest belt adjustment, inclusive the corpus of the bag is 90 cm, the longest 139 cm.

    every bag is unique: Red-and-white cowhide from Normandy - individuality through and through.
 Literally, every bag looks different. The typical Ackermann philosophy means to craft "with" leather instead of from leather and is particularly evident in this collection. Nature determines the look. The cowhide gives timeless and classical bags a completely new individual look that has no equal.

    Handmade Designer Maker, leather goods

  • Ackermann Shoulder bag "London M"Handmade Designer
    An elegant and convenient fold-over shoulder bag made out of super soft cowhide leather with intricate design details. Handmade Designer Maker, leather goods...

  • An elegant and convenient fold-over shoulder bag made out of super soft cowhide leather with intricate design details. By folding up the flap, the bag appears to be a space-offering miracle. It has a large compartment in front of the bag, closable with a zipper, stores safely and quickly everything you often need. The snap hook on a leather strap will never let you search for your keys again. The bright leather lining inside of the bag brings light into the dark and offers further partitions for more tidiness. A wide shoulder strap made of leather will ensure perfect wearing comfort. Swiss RiRi Zippers and Italian fittings guarantee optimal and durable functionality.

    so soft to the touch. Once you have touched a bag from our SOFTNAPPA collection, you do not ever want to let it go. A bag or wallet is often used in the course of a lifetime. In an excellent German tannery, the cowhide is tanned to leather and exclusively cask dyed. Only the best hides of South German cows are suitable for the production of this leather. The leather reveals the open-pored and natural texture of the surface in every detail. Sometimes the skin is coarse-grained, other times finely grained – and it is always a pleasure to touch. 

    Handmade Designer Maker, leather goods

  • Ackermann Multi bag "Biarritz", Handmade Designer
    Small clutch or big wallet or shoulder bag– the multifunctional bag "Biarritz" is your companion in every situation. The deer leather that purse is made of is so durable and soft that you never want it to leave your hands again....

  • Small clutch or big wallet or shoulder bag– the multifunctional bag "Biarritz" is your companion in every situation. It offers enough space for coins, credit cards, and even your smartphone. Due to its slim design, it will always be in style. It is able to keep all of your important items organized with eight slots for cards, a coin compartment, two large partitions for money, make-up or smartphone and a zipper partition. The deer leather that purse is made of is so durable and soft that you never want it to leave your hands again. The adjustable and removable shoulder strap makes it universally applicable.

    Collection: WILDWUCHS - Chamois deer leather

    From the skin of the red deer, the finest of all leathers are obtained: the old-fashioned tanned deerskin. This velvety soft leather is produced by one of the oldest and most elaborate tanning processes called “sämisch”. In this process, which has been known for about 800 years, it takes up to one year for the soft and cloth-like leather to develop from the untanned animal skin.

    A total of about 300 manual processing steps are required. The transient deerskin is tanned with cod oil as a tannic substance into durable leather. The cod oil is literally pressed into the hides by means of a mechanical process, the milling process. This is done, for example, with heavy wooden hammers.

    The excess oil is washed out in a soda bath and the skins are air-dried for many weeks. In this repeating tanning process, which lasts several months, the skin is rolled and dried many times. Genuine “sämisch” leather has to mature, comparable to a noble whiskey. The natural characteristics of the skins are retained in this process. At the end of the process, the leather is dyed with natural colors of blue, red or yellow wood. The paint is applied on one side by hand and brushed into the leather. The yellow back of the leather remains colorless and is a sign of careful work.

  • Ackermann PAGO Wallet M, Handmade Designer Maker,
    It makes paying fun again. Manufactured from mineral tanned calf leather, the wallet is convenient and soft in your hand. Pago functions are well-thought and offer safe and easily accessible compartments....

  • It makes paying fun again. The wallet Pago is not only great for storing your money but it is also an eye-catcher. Manufactured from mineral tanned calf leather, the wallet is convenient and soft in your hand. Pago functions are well-thought and offer safe and easily accessible compartments. A partition for coins, two larger compartments and two slots for cards organize your wallet. One zipper compartment on the backside for your importance. The purse is closed by a push-button, which is hidden under the fold. Coins and cards falling out will be part of the past. The large-size Pago offers enough space for coins, cash and credit cards and is still slim and stylish.

    Collection: SOFT NAPPA 

    Once you have touched a bag from our Softnappa collection, you do not ever want to let it go. A bag or wallet is often used in the course of a lifetime. In an excellent German tannery, the cowhide is tanned to leather and exclusively cask dyed. Only the best hides of South German cows are suitable for the production of this leather. The leather reveals the open-pored and natural texture of the surface in every detail. Sometimes the skin is coarse-grained, other times finely grained – and it is always a pleasure to touch.

  • Ackermann Belt bag "Marseille M"Handmade Designer
    Thanks to the infinitely adjustable 40 mm wide leather strap with buckle closure, the belt pouch can easily be transformed into a cross-body bag. Handmade Designer Maker, leather goods...

  • Thanks to the infinitely adjustable 40 mm wide leather strap with buckle closure, the belt pouch can easily be transformed into a cross-body bag. The bag is equipped with a double-barreled zipper for the main compartment and a zipped compartment on the back. An ideal travel companion for your most important documents. The soft cowhide leather from which the bag is made nestles pleasantly on the body and is also completely lined with leather in the interior. The shortest belt adjustment includes pocket body is 90 cm, the longest 139 cm.

    Collection: SOFT NAPPA

    So soft to the touch. Once you have touched a bag from our SOFT NAPPA collection, you do not ever want to let it go. A bag or wallet is often used in the course of a lifetime. In an excellent German tannery, the cowhide is tanned to leather and exclusively cask dyed. Only the best hides of South German cows are suitable for the production of this leather. The leather reveals the open-pored and natural texture of the surface in every detail. Sometimes the skin is coarse-grained, other times finely grained – and it is always a pleasure to touch.

    The Common Thread...We are convinced that the production and processing of a high-quality natural product can only be represented with consideration for the environment and nature! This begins with the development of our durable and functional design, finds its equivalent in the uncompromising selection of all materials and the production "Handmade in Lüneburg"! "

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