OBS, founded by brothers Johannes and Matthias Schweizer, creates leather accessories and clothing. Their German-made designs bring together contemporary trends and concerns in a socially relevant, textile examination of today’s world.
OBS investigates society with artistic spirit to create seasonless collections that showcase the budding potential of daily life. Closely drawing from the designers’ diverse creative backgrounds, their design research involves a mix of architecture, performing and visual arts, as well as fashion and product design. Paired back beauty, function and uncompromising quality are combined with the aim of profoundly improving the everyday.
Concepts that define the label are reflected in OBS’s transparent and strict manufacturing process. The idea of contemporary craftsmanship is especially visible in their leather bags: raw edges, visible seams and unlined inners. The label’s complexity is shown through the use of simple materials and minimalist designs. Sharp lines and precise dimensions are key expressions of a no-detail-left-unchecked approach.
OBS is a German fashion brand for contemporary leather accessories and clothing. Founded by the brothers Johannes and Matthias Schweizer, the company provides a socially relevant, textile examination of the present. The designed products are inspired by architecture, performing and visual arts, as well as fashion and product design.
In doing so, our passion for craftsmanship is reflected in our design process. By deliberately avoiding linings, using open edges and showing seams, we are trying to shift the focus on the finishing and the manufacturing process. We follow this ethos without making compromises regarding the usability, quality or design.