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Ozzy Chien

Ozzy Chien Leatherworker
Contact
English, Mandarin
Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 14:00/15:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+356 27226498
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From tech to leather

  • • Ozzy honed his leather making skills with Stefano Conticelli
  • • He specialises in hand stitching techniques
  • • His work combines a clean aesthetic with functional design

Ozzy Chien has always felt naturally drawn to leather and the magic that unfolds when it is shaped, worked and stitched to create a functional piece. Having left behind a job in tech in his native Taiwan, a period of reflection led him to take a short course in leather crafting. This experience made him realise that the craft was his calling, and brought him to continue his studies in Italy, first in Milan and then in Rome, seeking to learn from the very best and from the places where leather craftsmanship has deep roots. After refining his skills under the tutelage of master artisan Stefano Conticelli, Ozzy moved to Malta to open his first workshop in the historical hamlet of Birgu. Here, he blends his inspiration drawn from the island’s rugged terrain and textures with his crafting expertise to create unique leather products.

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Works

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Brass Handle Briefcase

This vegetable tanned leather briefcase combines details of a hand cast pure brass handle with a minimalist geometric body. It creates a strong contrast of styles, yet still achieves the perfect balance.

Length 30 cm
Width 5 cm
Height 22 cm

Ozzy Chien Leatherworker
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Jacob English Satchel

This vegetable tanned leather satchel with a sanded finish was commission by one of Ozzy Chien’s friends. She ordered this bag for her son, who was accepted at Oxford University. Ozzy drew his inspiration from the traditional English Cambridge and Oxford college style satchel.

Length 33 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 25 cm

Ozzy Chien Leatherworker
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Anke Everyday Commute Bag

This vegetable tanned leather bag is named after a friend of Ozzy Chien’s who lives in Berlin. She commissioned the bag requesting that it be practical for everyday use, a bag that she could carry with her on her bike and go to work with. She is a minimalist and loves quality and functionality. The whole bag is hand stitched to withstand time and durability.

Length 38 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 34 cm

Ozzy Chien Leatherworker
Photo: ©Inigo Taylor
Pastizzi Coin pouch

These coin pouches, handcrafted from vegetable tanned leather, are named after the famous Maltese street food and pastries, pastizzi. The pouch is not only intended for coins, but also good for cards and notes.

Length 11 cm
Width 2.5 cm
Height 7 cm

Ozzy Chien Leatherworker

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