it’s a Berliner! The company was founded 1997 in Berlin-Mitte under the name Penthesileia. Today, the name of the designer Anke Runge is the trademark. The brand ar – Anke Runge Berlin has established itself with high-quality, recognizable bag design and acquired a wide-ranging clientele.
are handmade of the finest leather. They are precious and of the highest quality. Their functionality, their ingenious inner life and diverse ways of wearing them vitalizes and surprises.
Form + Functionality = Design
inspired by art, music, architecture, nature and the City – Berlin. Anke Runge bags are timeless, pure, definite and elegant.
The Store / The Workshop
is located in the center of Berlin, between the Museum Island, galleries and restaurants. The bags float on a large magnetic board (by Matthias Wolff) opposite the shop window. Recessed lighting simulates daylight and guarantees the correct perception of leather color and texture. The heart of Anke Runge Berlin lies at the back of the shop: this is where new ideas are hatched and the sewing machines hum, where design and manufacturing take place.
Anke Runge pays close attention to short routes when it comes to purchasing resources. 95 % of the materials come from the EU. All leather comes from Germany and Italy, sometimes from Spain and complies with EU directives. Two collections Agatha and weekender are made of high quality vegetable tanned and dyed leather. The main reinforcement materials are made from recycled organic leather scraps bonded with latex. Remaining materials are donated to children’s institutions and training centers. Electricity comes from renewable sources.