Holger Graf + Daniel Lantz
Holger Graf earned his Ph.D. in structural engineering from his studies in Germany, while Daniel Lantz let fate lead him to grow deep roots in the shokunin world of Japan. Truly at the intersection of opposites, they came together in Los Angeles to create Graf Lantz.
With distinct and often contradictory points of view, they started by toying with designs in a rich but largely forgotten textile: merino wool felt. Together Holger and Daniel set out to sculpt the world’s oldest fabric into modern and unexpected forms, crafting a definitive collection of handbags, accessories, and homeware items that have captured the attention of urbanites worldwide.
Today, Graf Lantz has transcended its artistry in felt with explorations in colorful and modern mixtures of leathers and 24oz canvas. As they continue venturing into new design territories, their unique, non-status quo look is always present in every piece. Everything they do is built to last years and age gracefully.