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Founded in Dubai by Stockholm-London design duo; Hanna Ransjö (Founder + Creative Director), later joined by Hannah Louise Brewer (Design + Project Manager).
Officially launched with collection 1.1 in October 2017, the Stockholm-London designers reside in the HALM design studio and Office in #D3, and the HALM atelier in #Jumeirah along with a small core team.
The creative duos mutual vision for HALM emerged from a love for art, the curated, quality, and timeless, functional minimalism. From experience rooted in diverse fields including luxury hotel management, interior architecture, bespoke furniture design, and international fashion design, the duos combined skills cultivate a backbone for HALM.
“Being a self-proclaimed bag addict I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for anymore, the right combination of structure, feel, visual and quality - all within a pure genuine leather bag, that felt both feminine and modern... it was this unfulfilled search for the right bag which resulted in developing a limited edition luxury line of leather handbags... beautiful and super useful... showcasing all the aspects of natural leather and artisanal skills... Classic but definitely not boring... a bag that you wear and that doesn’t wear you” -Hanna Ransjö (Founder + Creative Director)
HOUSE OF HALM
The line embodies relaxed, understated luxe with distinct Scandinavian aesthetics and design; from classic contemporary to flamboyant minimalism. Respecting the beauty of pure natural leathers, true craftsmanship, and interesting designs with functionality firmly at the core, is the very essence of the House of HALM.
The HALM philosophy celebrates artisanal skill, stepping away from mass production and investing in bespoke, curated leathercraft. The finest Italian, French + Swiss components are personally sourced, selected + refined by the design duo for the making of each and every HALM bag.
Each bag is a numbered limited edition | Exquisite 100% genuine French leathers | Pure velvety nubuck + soft full grain bull hides | Signature HALM, Italian woven webbing straps | Custom loomed Italian cotton-linen lining | Satin brushed bespoke palladium + stainless steel hardware | Bespoke Swiss palladium zippers | Italian edge paint, threads and top stitch.
The creative vision, experience, and aspiration for the highest quality, combined with the skills and expertise of the artisans, brings integrity and passion to the entire process and product. Hanna and Hannah Louise orchestrate all aspects of the design process, from Initial inspiration to delivery (and everything in between...). Through working directly with the artisans with a hands-on approach they ensure the quality of the product and bring HALM to life.
The brand presents two lines THE HALM COLLECTION and ETHOS by HALM.Designed + created in Dubai | Made in Italy
Curated timeless bi-annual core collections
Structured yet relaxed malleable pieces
Contemporary, minimal styles with a fresh design and artistic flair
With the same elevated quality, each bag is designed and created in Dubai providing the Swedish-English duo with more flexibility and spontaneity in the creation and realization process. The collections are inspired by a medley of art, culture, current movements, travel. The result is a mixture of extremely limited-edition pieces, some bespoke, red-carpet-ready, playful, mid-season capsules interspersing the bi-annual collections, from paired back to embellished occasionally in collaboration with international artists.
HALM’s take on the luxury leather handbag has made it a fashion editors favourite, featured in top global publications including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle and many more.