Founded in 2015 in Barcelona (Spain) by the German businessman and chemical industry entrepreneur (Scharlab S.L.), Werner Scharlau, SCHARLAU was born out of the desire to improve the quality of the daily work life of professionals. That is why we design exclusive pieces that integrate complete functionality and distinguished design for short trips and business.
We are committed to improving the experience of our customers with smart products that allow them to travel freely, yet carry what they need. Our items are designed for men and women who enjoy high quality products of timeless beauty.
In 2013 Werner is about to catch the plane on the way to his next business destination. While going through the security check, he opens his briefcase to take out his laptop. The zipper is broken. Once again, his hand luggage fails him. He meets a childhood friend and as they discuss their lives, they discover that they are both passionate travellers and that on almost every trip, they experience some awkward situation. Neither of them has yet found the perfect briefcase. They know that if they look for quality materials they have to resort to the most expensive brands in the market. Other brands, whilst less expensive, offer products of very limited durability: zippers that break, lining that tears easily, poor seams, etc. For the most part, when an article is functional, the design and finish leaves much to be desired. As Werner recalls, "it was astonishing, the enormous dichotomy between our passion for travel and how uncomfortable it was on many occasions." This is how in 2015 the first SCHARLAU briefcase that combined functionality, durability and an elegant and timeless design arrived on the market. Since then SCHARLAU has been committed to the well-being of travellers and provides them with smart, stylish hand luggage.
Why should SCHARLAU be on your wish list?
If you are one of those who wants products that last, you should know that this is only possible with the highest standard of craftsmanship and the employment of quality materials. Few take it seriously. We of German heritage do not take our commitment lightly, for us it is a fundamental principle. The connoisseurs may like to know that (according to the collection) we use pure aniline hides, totally transparent and soft to the touch with a natural grain obtained only by rolling and in other cases, smooth or full grain napa leather, with a very thin layer of pigment. For those less knowledgeable you will like to know that all this is to endow our products with that touch of distinction that characterizes our exclusive leather goods.
For people who know what they want and need to store all kinds of gadgets conveniently but also access them quickly. Ideally designed to transport everything required with great ease.
Each item has an elegant metal plate on the inside, laser engraved, with the owner’s name and phone number. The SCHARLAU article allows the customer to take on real ownership of his or her bag. In addition, in case of loss the owner can be easily contacted. There is also the option of adding an inspirational quote or words that have a special meaning to the owner.
One only has to look at them. Take a look.
Our articles are designed to last. Both our exacting selection of material, attentive preparation and a meticulous study of the design and form of our leather goods, means they will last several generations without losing their fundamental qualities. We reinforce the parts subjected to greatest wear and tear, such as the welts, the edges and the base of the bag, with a high-tech material. This carbon fibre-like material has very useful properties, including elasticity and resistance to oil, water, grease and abrasion.