The Perfect Bag for Fall: A Look into the Ambiguity of ATER by scar-id

Scar-id defines itself through its ambiguity. Black, minimal, genderless, neutral, leather. Building blocks of concepts, where words can be added, removed, reordered, and redefined.

Created in 2011 by Sílvia Pinto Costa and Andre Ramos, scar-id first appeared as a brand through  a line of leather accessories. The studio, which is also an architectural office and photography studio, is located in Porto's Art neighborhood, curating limited and exclusive pieces designed in Portugal.

Costa and Ramos decided to design once again, recognizing the need of a conceptual separation, and so created the sub-brand ATER by scar-id in the process. The original scar-id brand is a reference to selling and promoting Portuguese design. Unable to withstand the test of time, ater was the Latin word for dull black, ultimately vanishing from the language. 

No gender, no time. ATER by scar-id has now expanded its accessory line to include handbags. Each one is produced manually in a small factory in the suburbs of Porto. Resurrecting ambiguity, anonymity, and timelessness, ATER by scar-id is the perfect item to stay with you through the cold winter ahead.

 

 

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