Meet the Maker

Nicolas GRINDA artisan and designer at atelier grinda a customization boutique for leather goods based in monaco monte carlo



Atelier Grinda is a luxury leather goods customization boutique.

All items are carefully handcrafted by Artisan & Designer Nicolas Grinda in his Monte-Carlo based Atelier.

The concept is simple: we make custom leather goods, upon clients’ requests. All products can be fully customized: the leather, the thread, the lining, the hardware, the embossed initials and much more…

Self-taught artist and Monaco native, Nicolas Grinda has been developing his brand GRINDA through the use of old traditional Leather Craft techniques with a modern and contemporary touch to each leather product.

Each item goes through a “design phase” with the customer, where both exchange ideas and guidance. Then, we usually send the customer a ‘technical sketch’ for her/him to visualize the final product. This will be modified until the shopper is fully satisfied. Next, the item will enter the production stage and finally be delivered to the customer in the best possible delays.

Nicolas Grinda about Atelier Grinda:

“ Coming from a small country with such a sense of glamour and taste definitely has had an influence over my perspective on what true luxury is. For me, more than the product itself, luxury is an experience. Creating a unique leather good needs to be an experience from beginning to end, at least in my opinion. The choice of the materials, the dimensions, the stitches, everything needs to fit the client perfectly. Monaco is a unique place for that matter, with daily inspiration from the charming Côte d’Azur Lifestyle. ”