Stefan Rechsteiner and Patrick Rüegg
The two product designers Stefan Rechsteiner and Patrick Rüegg have always had a soft spot for shoes. Since 2012 they design in Berlin and manufacture in Switzerland shoes that are as special as the people who wear them under the label VELT. What started as just a men’s collection was supplemented by women’s shoes in 2016 and expanded with various leather accessories and bags. Sustainability plays an important role for VELT. For example, in collaboration with tanneries that comply with the European Chemicals Act, the leather is obtained from animal skins that are produced as waste in milk and meat production in Germany. This creates an exciting, previously unseen design with care for a responsible use of our world and with absolute dedication. VELT has already received the Swiss Federal Design Award twice for its shoes.
With shoes everything started for VELT. From the beginning they are designed in Berlin and manufactured in Switzerland. These shoes are as special as the people who wear them.