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Introduction

Timeless elegance, clear forms, coup colour- and material combinations, excellent quality.

In the focus point of LAONI, the modern man and woman stands, who considers important that his or her leather bag, shoe and the matching accessories cannot only be characterized as practical, but also gently make stir and highlight its wearer in everyday life.

The collection adjust to the all-time, actual fashion trends, though being original and recognizable. On the table of LAONI, we can find bags, cases, purses and leather jewellery both for every day- and business usage alongside with evening- and occasional guise.

 

ILONA ÁCS - DESIGNER
THE CITY
THE SHOWROOM

Ilona Ács - designer

Receiving her degree in 1980 at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, on Leather Specialization. In the first seven years of her career she was working at MOME as an assistant lecturer, was a designer for Sabaria shoe manufactory and in her own workshop she created uniquely-elaborated leather pieces.

In 1989 together with Gábor Pápai she founded her design studio, the ÁP Ltd. Since 1998, they issue their products under the name LAONI – an anagram of Ilona. She was into exciting and unusual fabrication and form shaping when she started to create design mindset bags and midget pieces.

In recognition of her work, in 2017, she received a prestigious applied arts award, the Noémi Ferenczy award.

“Bags are articles for personal use, and beside good design and special or simple forms, it is also inheres that they come in useful and practical formation. I like to create sporty and elegant pieces at the same time for everyday use which can be a part of our wardrobe for several years as a useful and fancied accessory. However, it is a great challenge to create such pieces, which will function as a “jewellery” with smoother, low-key garments, as a determining piece with their extravagant shape or bold colour- and material combination. I also create pieces, which are unique or made in small quantity, but in different colour varieties, so that our customers won’t bump into a similar while walking in the street.”

The city

Budapest as the capital city of Hungary was created in 1873 by the merger of the 3 cities of Pest, Buda and Óbuda. Both its past and present are diverse and colourful. Budapest is the home of several world heritage sites, amongst them Heroes’ Square, Andrássy street and also the worlds’ second oldest underground railway. Nevertheless, as our capital has most thermal baths in the world, it is a beloved touristic centre and destination in Europe.

The showroom

Our shop is located in Erzsébetváros’ popular area. Besides our own brands, several other Hungarian designers’ creations can be found at us, so the stock palette is colourful. Not only clothes and accessories, but also home decor and other personal use articles we offer for our customers. Our shop also functions as a showroom, LAONI bags can be also custom-built. Our customers can choose from a leather-catalogue, that what type and colour leather they want for the selected model. At the same time we also offer the chance for our customers that the process of selecting and decision attendant on shopping would be spent alongside with cup of coffee.

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