Designer Mike Abelson has created Postalco to be a dependable source of functional objects — bags, wallets, envelopes, small tools — imbued with a sense of warmth and a human touch. Now, in partnering with the Calder Foundation to create a series of products inspired by the artist and sculptor Alexander Calder’s geometric and whimsical designs, Postalco has added an additional layer of playfulness that fits these everyday items perfectly.
From the invention of the mobile to the creation of outdoor sculpture on a grand scale in bolted steel plate, Calder profoundly transformed the history of modern art. Over the course of seven decades, Calder made some 22,000 works ranging from wire sculptures, mobiles and stabiles to jewelry and household objects. With an artistic expression integrating time, space and the actuality of the moment, he erased boundaries between established genres and became a forerunner for interdisciplinary projects that would emerge over the twentieth century.
Inspired by the work of Alexander Calder, we’ve designed unique leather and stationery products in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, New York that will premiere alongside our newest collection of wallets, bags, belts and stationery.
The specialty Calder line includes a travel wallet, tool box, and card holder fashioned in Japan from goatskin leather, and an A5 notebook and snap pad using cotton fabric.