Founded by Stephanie Sonya Ibbitson in 2014, Sonya Lee is dedicated to forming progressive structures that communicate the natural language of leather. Handmade in Toronto, Canada, the organic identity of each piece reshapes modern refinement with raw elements.
A subversion of post-industrial norms through raw elements and refined craftwork, this distinctive fourteen-piece offering of handmade bags and accessories represents a physical concept in practice.
Through designer and founder Stephanie Ibbitson’s multifaceted approach to art, architecture and contemporary perception, Sonya Lee selects the highest quality vegetable tanned leather as its preferred medium for creativity. Revealing the marks of time and decay throughout its history, the expressive nature of this organic material shapes the singular identity of each silhouette.
Sonya Lee is a creative design studio that was located in downtown Toronto and is now located in Chinatown, Vancouver. Drawing from carefully selected materials and industrial hardware, the expressive nature of our organic medium forms the singular identity of each hand constructed piece. The intention is to produce an alternative to conventional design where raw elements refine modern functionality.
ZANE, Toronto, Ontario
EASE, Toronto, Ontario
LIKELY GENERAL, Toronto, Ontario
NEW CLASSICS, Online
SHOP UNDERSTUDY, Calgary, Alberta
ANAPHORA Overland Park, KS
KINDRED BLACK, Online
LYB, Indianapolis, IN
BEYOND COTTON II, Little Rock, AR