Concept of Arte di mano
'Arte di mano' means 'Art of hand' in Italian. Every work of "Arte di mano" is an extension of JnK’s committed handworks in the leader craft field. It is a premium brand with the best quality achieved by the highest standard of craftsmanship and leather selection capability that the leather craft workshop JnK has accumulated over the years.
Arte di mano’s master craftsmen show off their top capabilities to choose a better structure, aesthetic line construction and optimal leather texture. We promise that "Arte di mano" will give you a pleasant impression with comfortable usability and best quality while you have it.
Arte di mano, 'Self-Reproducing Lizard'
Arte di mano represents its symbol of a “self-reproducing lizard” using a tessellation shape based on mathematics and geometrics. Tessellations are the tiling method to cover surface or space by extending one or more uniform geometric patterns with no overlaps and no gaps. This originates from the Latin tessella, which means a small square stone or tile used in the ancient Roman mosaic. Its most representative examples are the arabesque in the Alhambra and the Korean traditional pattern dancheong. Meanwhile, we can easily find tessellation shapes in our daily life: pedestrian pavements, tiles in the bathroom, etc.
Arte di mano’s self-producing lizard is inspired by tessellations to constantly create unique patterns through rotation and movement. Our symbolic representation reflects Arte di mano’s commitment to high quality hand-made products and exquisite workmanship standards. Our uncompromising devotion to quality highlights Arte di mano’s essence to make our customers’ minds and souls reverberated.
Interestingly, some lizard species can half- or full-clone their own genes through self-reproduction. Now Arte di mano’s products are favorably evaluated as the world-best accessory brand specific to the high-end German camera, Leica. However, our quality-oriented expansion is constantly in progress, like a self-reproducing lizard, in the international market.
2018. Publication of a book 'Leather craft basic'
2018. Exhibition / Photokina (Cologne, Germany)
2018. Sponsors of movie props / Sabaha, (coming soon)
2018. Partnership / A.B.C EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY (Italy)
2017. Exhibition / 'THE HANDWORK 展' (Leica store chungmuro 2F, Gallery)
2017. Lecture / Mentoring - Leather craft specialist course
2017. Distributor (Thailand) / Leica store Thailand
2017. Sponsors of movie props / Confidential Assignment, 2016
2016. Partnership with Rocado s.r.l (Italy, SHELL CORDOVAN)
2016. Sponsors of movie props / Familyhood, 2016
2016. Sponsors of movie props / The wailing, 2016
2016. Distributor (UAE) / Leica store UAE
2015. Distributor (Korea) / Leica store chungmuro
2015. Sponsors of movie props / The priests, 2015
2015. Certify as The shop of Seongbukdong no. 17 / history and culture area.
2014. JnK office building renovation
2014. Distributor (Hongkong) / Meteor
2014. Exhibition / Camera EXPO in HongKong
2013. Distributor (Japan) / Jouer
2013. Distributor (U.S.A) / Leica store Miaim
2013. Distributor (Indonesia) / JK lensa
2012. Partnership with 'Match technical (USA)'
2012. Exhibition / MCM VIP Lounge in Gwangju art fair
2012. Sponsors of movie props / Traffickers, 2012
2012. Win awards - Designer of the year / Seoul design festival
2011. Distributor (China) / Local shop
2011. Exhibition / Seoul Design festival
2011. Distributor (Singapore) / Cathay photo
2011. Fun,Fun Creator / Seongbuk culture center
2011. Distributor (Hongkong) / Fotopia.
2010,2011,2013. Exhibition / Seoul international Photo&Imaging fair
2010,2011. Olympus TV CF / as Artist
2010. Launching new brand 'Arte di mano'
2010. Olympus pen CF / as Artist
2009. Exhibition / Gallery Cafe 'Tu joues'
2009. Move studio to Seongbuk-dong, Seoul
2009. Open local studio in Shinsul-dong, Seoul
2008. Exhibition / Art space Hut
2007. Established JnK-handworks as individual leather studio
2017. with BMW 7 series / CONTEMPORARY CRAFTSMEN
2017. with Winkia / Barenia note cover
2017. with Leica store Miami - Limited camera strap for VIP customer
2017. with MOONNS - Leica Korea + Arte di mano x moonns Limited Leica Q half-case
2016. with Leica store chungmuro / Charity bazaar for VVIP customers
2016. with Leica store chungmuro / Ostrich limited case for Leica Q special edition
2016. with Leica store chungmuro / Half-case for Leica 'The 70th anniversary of liberation Edition
2015. with Samsung camera / NX 500 half-case Limited Edition
2014. with Leica store Miami & echohands - 'Leather finger loop'
2013. with GARIZ / JnK+GARIZ X100s half-case
2012. with MOONNS / iriver 'Astell & Kern' + JnK
2012. with MCM (Fashion brand) / Exhibition 'Put the travel'
2012. with T.I FOR MAN. (Fashion brand) / Stationary & small leather goods for Men.
2012. with Samsung camera / CES 2012 / ‘NX200 full-case’
2010. with LG display / 2010 Technical Fair / 'Solar energy tablet cover'
2010. with GARIZ / JnK+GARIZ Olympus Pen half-case.
2009. with echohands / "strange &sensitive' soft-button