Claudia Santiago Areal already had her craft and artistic talent from her parents in the cradle: the father carpenter and goldsmith, the mother artist. The Bavarian from Laufen at the School for Wood and Design in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, deepened her experience with all conceivable materials and techniques that she was able to discover in her parents’ house before studying interior architecture at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Today, the interior designer and product designer designs, develops and teaches (master school for carpenter Munich since 2010) and with her label LIVALIKE she has already made several award-winning paper bags.
LIVALIKE is a small, fine Munich label with which Claudia has dedicated herself to slow fashion.
The material from which their special, architectural pieces are made is called “Tex on Vogue”, is a very durable paper fabric, washable, produced in Germany and FSC and OEKO-TEX® certified. You can cut, fold and fold it, the bags can even be washed in the washing machine! Their aim is to produce timeless, high quality and sustainable bags. The Livalike Tote 306 was recently awarded the European Product Design Award 2019.