Elephat is a brand that designs and creates urban lifestyle accessories and tools.
In The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), one of the best-selling books of all time by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the narrator recalls his childhood memory of showing his drawing to the grown-ups. All of them gave the same answer, thinking the drawing represents a hat, but, in fact, the drawing was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant.
Inspired by the tale, founder and designer Ngan coined the brand name Elephat from Elephant and Hat, encouraging people to look beyond their assumptions and appreciate the beauty of ambiguity as it can lead to unexpected discoveries.
Elephat offers well-thought-out lifestyle accessories that can be used in various occasions, from urban to outdoor, where the natural and human made environment coalesce.
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世代を超えて親しまれている世界的ベストセラー『 星の王子さま』《Le Petit Prince》から着想を得たアーバンライフスタイルツールのブランドElephat（エレファット）。 主人公は絵を大人に見せるたびに、「帽子でしょ」と言われ、実際、あれはボアがゾウを消化している絵でした。創設者兼デザイナーであるガン氏は、Elephant（ゾウ）とHat（帽子）を結合し、Elephatをブランド名に。既存のイメージを抜き出してみようというメッセージを製品に託しながら、「曖昧性」が存在するからこそ「意外性」をもたらすことができるという考えも伝えていきたい。
Ngan's first experience with a sewing machine was in 1999. Since then, he has developed a fascination for creating bags, particularly those that serve many purposes.
Ngan taught himself to make leather products from scratch while studying at the University of the Arts London's London College of Fashion. He was also interested in examining details, application and material mixing and matching, which led him to develop a unique perspective on the structure of an Everyday Bag.
After graduation, Ngan founded the Butcher Lab. While teaching leather crafting classes, Ngan has developed a pattern-driven design method that addresses the constraints of independent designers who can only afford small batch production. He also introduced a slew of popular leather products that were loved by many.
In 2019, Ngan reignited his passion in building an Everyday Bag and founded Elephat. Designed with the user in mind and crafted with the vision of combining aesthetics and practicality, Elephat’s products are multi-functional and cater to the ever-changing needs of modern living.