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Mike Abelson and his partner Yuri coined the term Postalco, combining POSTAL and COMPANY. That’s how Postalco was born in 2000 in Brooklyn, New York.
Postalco has the carrier pigeon as their logo. It began with their curiosity about the international transport of mail. In the end the paper where messages are written on became interesting itself: “The adjustability of the paper is remarkable. It is an object, a surface, and a tool. Notes are sometimes taped to a wall, or folded and then sent by mail. The exchange of messages written on paper is universal. We are inspired by the warmth of the paper, but its immediacy which makes it essential”.
Their quest for exquisite craftmanship to produce their deisgns had lead Mike and Yuri Abelson to Tokyo, Japan; Yuri’s home. The craftsmen in Asakusa proved to match the high expectations for quality and execution the Abelsons demand.
Each item of their hand is the result of an extensive body of research, in regards of user-bility, technique and sourcing of materials. Mike and Yuri work closely with the craftsmen in Asakusa, co-developing and re-discussing stitches and folds of their leather accessories.