ERIC KIM Case

$ 99

– Durable, one of a kind artisanal leather in BRONZE and PHANTOM BLACK.
– Each case is unique, proudly bearing the organic and haptic marks of your adventures.
– Handmade craftsmanship from start to finish with solid brass components, hand stitched and cut.
– Designed to carry all photography essentials: film, small compact camera, SD cards, lens filters, batteries, chargers, business cards. Can be looped through a belt or bag strap.

HAPTIC Mission: We support honest and beautiful work with respectful wages to our artists, artisans, and collaborators.

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Description

For the Everyday Photographer

Create, travel, be prepared for every photography adventure EVERYDAY.

BRONZE EDITION

PHANTOM BLACK EDITION

Endless Possibilities

Designed to carry all photograph essentials: film, small compact camera, SD cards, lens filters, batteries, chargers, business cards.

ERIC KIM CASE attached to ERIC KIM PORTFOLIO BAG

Can be looped through a belt or bag strap.

Perfected Design

Front view of Henri Pouch: Fits 5 rolls of medium-format film, and slot for 2 SD cards in front.
Front view of Prototype Eric Kim Everyday Case: Fits 5 rolls of medium-format film, and slot for 2 SD cards in front. (Note: pictured is a prototype leather color, final leather color available for purchase is only in BRONZE or PHANTOM BLACK)

We researched, tested, and perfected the design for the ERIC KIM CASE for several years to bring together function and design.

  • Durability: All of the components have been tried and tested: from the hand-stitched threading to the brass components and premium leather.
  • Art: ERIC KIM CASE  is beautiful, timeless, and over the years it will develop unique patina from your artistic adventures.
  • Inspired: We designed the case for the on-the-go film or digital photographer.
Eric Kim Case in Bronze, Ricoh GR II rocking the Eric Kim Mark II Wrist Strap, Eric Kim Case in Phantom Black

Aesthetics & Proportions

ERIC KIM CASE – BRONZE EDITION
  • Outside dimensions: Length: 12cm,  Height: 8cm, Depth 5cm
  • Inside dimensions: Length: 11.5cm, Height: 7cm, Depth: 4cm,
  • Designed bespoke for the Ricoh GR, 5 rolls of 35 mm film or 5 rolls of medium format film, 2 slots for SD cards.

HAPTICLABS INNOVATION

HAPTIC LABS: ERIC KIM EVERYDAY CASE
HAPTIC LABS: ERIC KIM CASE PROTOTYPE

HAPTICLABS is our experimental playground to develop small, limited edition projects and collaborations with local artists and artisans. We make our leather products in Saigon and honor Saigon–we loved our time in Saigon; Cindy’s family has a close familial connection to Saigon; and we are deeply inspired by the lively hustle of young Vietnamese artists and entrepreneurs in a city textured by a profound history.

Unlike huge anonymous factories, the entire operation is Eric, Cindy, our sisters (Annette and Jennifer), and the local artisans Lan and Uyen. We are transparent about the labor practices behind ERIC KIM CASE because we are proud of it and love it.

Global Entrepreneurship

Lan and Uyen Vietnamese artists and artisans

We lived in Vietnam and are very cognizant of global inequality, especially in labor practices. This is why we price our products the way we do. We work directly with artisans who set above market prices for high end artisanal craftsmanship. We do not run a wholesale factory, but support honest and beautiful work.

We spent years perfecting the design, workshopping different versions with the Saigon artisans. Each ERIC KIM CASE is made with love and shipped with care from California.

Color

Bronze, Phantom Black

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