Cherry Brand studio is a Tasmanian producer of premium leather goods built on two main principles, durability and function. Founded in 2014 by craftsman Mark Benz, Cherry Brand products are designed and handmade in Hobart using traditional leather craft techniques. The name Cherry pays homage to Mark’s family heritage.
Growing up surrounded by carpenters, wood turners and cabinetmakers inspired Mark to pursue his creative interests. Mark believes there are similarities between the materials of his industry and that of his forefathers (although he openly admits having a lesser understanding when working with wood).
Initially starting as a hobby in 2011, Mark quickly gained confidence working with leather as his passion for the ageless craft evolved. During his time as a leather craftsman, Mark has spent countless hours researching the various methods of leather production. Journeying long distances to visit tanneries throughout Australia and Europe, Mark carefully selects superior materials for the production of his designs at Cherry Brand studio.