Kai Venemore is a Vancouver-based designer and maker of fine leather goods and interior finishings. Drawing from his furniture and interior design background, Kai incorporates both woodworking and metalworking techniques into the products he designs and makes.
Kai designs and hand-makes bespoke, one-of-a-kind leather cases of the highest quality. Each piece is tailored to the user’s specific needs, incorporating traditional leatherworking techniques with modern design influences.
By designing and making all of his own briefcase, bag, and belt hardware: buckles, handles, and bright work, Kai’s cases are renowned for being highly functional, stunningly unique, and exceptionally well thought out.
The cases and leatherwork are entirely hand-stitched and the wood and metal hardware is all cut, shaped, and polished by hand. The process is labour-intensive, but it yields the best possible product and continues to strengthen the tradition of craftsmanship.
It is Kai’s objective to make luxury products that become instant collector pieces that can be handed down for generations.