Abby Union is a collaboration of designers, artists, producers, and writers spanning from Paris to New York to Berlin. Our combined experiences provide us with the knowledge and insight to create genuinely novel and well-crafted designs that are not only beautiful but clever enough to keep up with the fast-paced nature of contemporary life.
WHERE DOES THE NAME
ABBY UNION COME FROM?
We chose to name the group Abby because it is a neutral, common name, one that allows us to work under a shared identity. Abby does not represent just one, single individual but the coalescing of many; a fluidity that gives us room for the variation of our different qualities and characteristics. Our first product, Le Flip, illuminates the ethos of Abby Union: to create objects that are both open-ended and distinctive, that can transform as much as we do.
WHAT IS LeFlip?
Emerging from the vision of a still-life photographer who spent years shooting bags and accessories, the concept of LeFlip is simple: a transforming bag that is stylish and flexible without being sloppy.
LeFlip is a transforming bag that easily flips inside-to-out allowing for a swift change in color, style, or attitude. Unlike other transforming bags, LeFlip has unique pass-through pockets that allow for a quick transition without spilling any secrets. With a double-snap and flip, you’re ready for change.
The seamless transition is made possible by its patented design. The open-ended heart of LeFlip harnesses a negative space that gives room for the day’s larger necessities: a jacket, a computer, or if you’re like us, a bottle of wine. LeFlip has a firm grip on things so you don’t have to.
LeFlip is sourced from the finest of Italian Nappa Calf Leather. Options include hand tie-dyed skins as well as a range of fantasy leathers which, combined with the bags’ unique two-sided design, allow owners to express a variation of their own personal style.
“A Clean design. Finally, we have a fully functional transformer bag that is not too complicated.”
“It’s both classic and totally new. Now that I’ve seen it I can’t understand why it didn’t exist before.”
“The bag is like origami or pleats. A traditional shape but with all these different angles. And there are no bad angles. Exquisite.”
“LeFlip is Parisian chic combined with a bold, explicit, American functionality.