HOW WE MAKE PRODUCTS
We design and manufacture products that are upcycled and sustainable.
Our collection is made using old inner tubes and bike tyres.
We aim to create durable and functional products having minimalism and simplicity in mind.
With passion and hardwork we continuously improve our collection, each piece is handmade with a high quality finish.
Upcycling is a particular way of recycling.
The creative approach involved in this process leads to unveil the hidden potential of the material and open the way to a new aesthetic.
What was considered waste material with no value is used to create a new marketable product with great benefit for the environment.
Bike tubes and tyres are fascinating and special materials for us.
These products were designed to last in harsh working conditions, their technal features are excellent compared to traditional textiles materials available in the industry.
Durability, waterproofness, strength and light weight are some ideal properties to design bags and accessories for everyday use.
From an aesthetic point of view they offer a large variety of textures and details that make each product unique. On top of that there's the rare beauty that only time can give to materials such shades, scratches and signs of aging.
Details make the difference.Sources of inspiration are the marks and numbers stamped on the bike tubes.
These signs made by the manufacturing firms with a specific industrial meaning become integral part of our design and aesthetic research.
Fonts and colors, numbers and text, are the creative elements we search to express our creativity and add value to the product.
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The production process.
Handmade means to us a set of values and experiences. A bag, a wallet or a belt are not simply objects, they are the result of an idea that takes shape through imagination, creation, and passion.
We are completely self-taught in craftsmanship, our educational background concerns arts and graphics. This project was born as a hobby, we really just wanted to get creative and have fun. The first sales and the public’s appreciation pushed us to continue and over the years we made a lot of progress.
Mnmur company is very small, we are a team of two. We produce our own design, and all of the items in our shop are made by hand in small series or limited editions. We believe that the craft know-how adds to the value of a good and that this production model is more sustainable and ethical.
Designing is the most beautiful part of our work and the real challenge is creating something from scratch.
The urban culture and surroundings provide our main source of inspiration. When we think about a new products we want to create something functional, durable and attractive, we love simplicity and minimalism.
We have two different approaches: one is more analytical and experimental, the other is more intuitive and direct. The first method combines research, analysis and accurate testing, it allows to verify the feasibility of ideas, obtaining chance results at times which lead to great solutions. The second one, we would call it stream of consciousness, it is the free expression of an idea, without any rules and specific order. Developing new products can take a long, sometimes even years. We are constantly seeking to improve.
Recovering waste material
Very often when bike inner tubes are punctured they are not repaired. For this reason bicycle shops amass a lot of waste materials that must be disposed of. Recovering them means we prevent them going into landfill.
There are different types of inner tubes and tyres, not everything can be used to manufacture products, and the material must be selected before.