FUMI Neikodesigns States;
We are a small (my sister and I are partners) New York based handbag design company. After finishing my accessory design classes at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), I decided to create and sell my own designs. My inspiration comes from my interests in design that may range from furniture to architecture. The name Neiko is Japanese influenced. I don't think Neiko really means anything - my intention was to come up with something short, cute, catchy and easy to remember. Currently we do not have an official "work space" - my sister and I work out of our own apartments here in New York. But ideally as we grow - we would love to have a work space outside of the home.
Our work is inspired by what we feel is lacking in today’s handbag market: an appreciation of simple, timeless form and function. We understand the importance of fashion trends but we don’t let them dictate our work, nor do we create new collections based on the seasons. After all, chairs and tables are designed for everyday use, not necessarily for a particular season. We feel that the same is true for handbags, as these items have become an everyday functional object in our lives, whether we’re carrying for work or toting for play. We strive to create stylish handbags for both men and women and for those seeking something a little different that was specially made just for them .