Singaporeans’ love for the artisanal and handcrafted may be a fairly recent thing, but not for Winnie Chan and James Quan, the co-founders of local leather and paper accessories brand Bynd Artisan. In fact, this has been a lifelong passion for them – James has more than two decades of experience in corporate gifting and Winnie comes from a family of stationery makers.
Today, Bynd Artisan has grown into a household name for the design-conscious, with three ateliers in Holland Village, ION Orchard, and Raffles City. Their range has also expanded beyond stationery into wellness and lifestyle products that incorporate mindfulness and gratitude. We chat with them about how their brand celebrates the art of living well.