The Bookbox: Surplus leather - Cognac - Large
Handcrafted in Portugal from surplus leather, our Bookbox is a design classic. It keeps all your most valuable objects protected and de-clutters your living and office spaces.
The Large Bookbox is the biggest of our boxes, and easily holds your large piles of clutter – in your home and office space. Use it for pens, remote controls, handheld devices, notebooks, post-its, chargers, and anything else that takes up space and disturbs the eye, but which you need within immediate reach, or keep your most cherished belongings safe and stored perfectly.
The Bookbox is our bestselling box and was the first of August Sandgren’s aesthetic boxes for storage. The box is named ‘The Bookbox’ as it takes its origin from the beautiful old bookboxes, in which people would place their most valuable books to take extra good care of them.
This Bookbox is crafted in the most exquisite surplus leather from one of our amazing surplus leather partners e.g., Ecco Leather, Sorensen Leather and Fredericia Furniture. Crafting boxes from surplus materials means that sometimes there are small colour variations between batches and smaller – almost invisible – natural marks. We call it perfectly imperfect.
The colour of this Bookbox is cognac, and most often we will also have black and grey in our assortment. Sometimes, when materials are available, we will have other beautiful colours. The surplus leather box is always the same colour on the exterior and the interior, and apart from this large size, it also comes in a medium and fusion size.
Dimensions: 36/26/8.5 cm (A4 in internal measures)
Material: Surplus leather. The exact type of leather may differ from time to time, as this box is made from surplus leather and the leather quality used therefore depends on the available screenings of leather. The leather is however always among the highest quality of European leather.
Colour: Cognac both on the exterior and interior. The exact colour may change depending on the available surplus leather, however, if more than one box is ordered we will make sure it is the same leather quality and colour send
Production location: Handmade in Portugal
Logo placement: Discretely blind debossed inside the lid
Personalisation: Possible to deboss initials, name, monogram, or logo on the top of the lid of the box.
Free shipping in Europe on purchases above €300
Free return globally
~60% returning happy customers and close to 0% returns
Sustainable in design, production process and choice of materials
Made in Europe from European raw materials
Arrives in gift-ready wrapping
Cherish your precious belongings
Crafted by hand in the best available materials
It is easy to keep your object beautiful
Make it personal!
"August Sandgren makes mess pretty"
Ditte Isager, Photographer
"Boxes like these can last a lifetime"
Michael Pram Rasmussen, Senior Executive
"The precision of the craftsmanship, the proportions and the wonderful tactility of the leather is a daily joy"
Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Architect
"It really works! My keys, receipts, cards, etc., now have a home, and I always know where to find my things in the morning"
Dago Diedrich, Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
"We love the quality, love the simple design, love that it is designed to last forever - no one else is really doing this"
Juliana Parker, Interior Designer
"An elegant and conscious way to hide otherwise distracting clutter. Unique storage solution that is a beautiful object in itself"
Olga Krukovskaya, Interior Designer