The Designer behind LoLaDB
— Leonardo da Vinci
Moving from many different countries to others, Laura De Barbieri developed a strong bond with art, rare artefacts, and nature. She studied the humanities at Munich and Milan. After graduation, she worked for many years in the Czech Republic in the fields of history, art, and the preservation of cultural heritage. As a curator, she was responsible for the total revamping of the historic Roudnice Lobkowicz Library & Archives.
Her collection is characterized by the exquisite elegance of her design, the craftsmanship of her finished pieces and the supreme quality of the leathers and fabrics she uses.
The Story of LoLaDB
A woman, a bench, and the world in her bag
— Charles Bukowski, An Almost Made Up Poem
Maybe one day you too will be sitting alone on this city bench so close to the maternal river in late September, with no more tears, planning your escape. To escape, to fly away from fear. People will come and go, not paying attention to you. The knight on the severe Gothic monument will not be able to provide help. You have to fall down, if you want to bounce back.
Your bag, open on this bench, will contain the main part of your world: your ID, your phone, and a bunch of papers filled with all your recent annotations, folded and refolded to save space. A bag with a world which is not supposed to exist but has to exist in order to save you. A witness to your survival instinct.
After your new start, you may also begin to create those typical little woman’s worlds, which are called ‘bags’, and to help other women in need.
Audacity and risk, LoLaDB bags were born this way and LoLaDB will forever be committed to the cause ‘End Violence against Women!’
There’s no lie in her fire.’
Charles Bukowski, An Almost Made Up Poem
LoLaDB interprets the bag around the theme of lightness.With their sensitive and strong, ancestral and wild, mostly female spirit, LoLaDB bags are an interpretation of lightness in artistic and techno-industrial language.
LoLaDB creates soft, elegant sculptures. Its aerial compositions are clean, refined, with aristocratic nonchalance, tactile taste. They suggest languorous and, at the same time, wild femininity, a second skin.
Ancestral patterns find contemporary flavour. They express a personality that is both rigorous and charismatically open.
An artistic and creative vein that draws on sources in nature, as an immense panorama of shapes and structures, and in art, as multifaceted interpretations of the visible.
Stripped of everything facile and banal, animated by introspection and simplicity, the fragile becomes a force capable of producing an emotion to convey its soul.
Bags with a life project
A woman is much more than one thousand and sixty things
LoLaDB is not only a brand of bags. It’s a life project. The brand has its origins in a woman’s courage to rebel, break the silence, and get away from injury and resignation. The violence has a thousand faces. Learn how to recognize it. A ‘No’ to violence is a ‘Yes’ to life.
LoLaDB supports the cause ‘End Violence against Women’, including psychological violence, and it denounces barbarism, ignorance, incivility, and silence.