and creating is a continuous adventure” Patrick
Engineer, adventurer, modern-day explorer, and wildly creative,
are some of the words used to describe French leathergoods designer,
Patrick Noel Sance
The son of an officer in the French Colonial army, Patrick spent
his early years in Africa. Passages on steamships bound for African
ports of call such as Tangiers, Casablanca, and Dakar instilled
in him a taste for remove travel and adventure.
Returning to France for his formal education, he yearned for the
freedom of the African continent. When his graduate studies in engineering
were finished, he jumped at an opportunity to work in the heart
of the vast Saharan Desert and in several African countries where
he worked for many years as a petroleum engineer
Although the continent offered unlimited charm and beauty, the call
of adventure once again overcame him and he set out to live a new
dream amongst the great mountains of the world. During the next
five years, from the Himalayas to the Andes, he organized expeditions
for those who wanted stand on the top of the highest summits.
Always yearning for new adventure, Patrick’s expeditions on foot
evolved into expeditions on horseback and two wheels as he co-organized
the first Desert Riders Equestrian Rally across the American West
and led the first BMW Paris to Panama Motorcycle Rally. During this
time of far-flung adventures grew the beginnings of an idea for
the creation of his own line of leather goods. Slowly, between his
journeys, he turned his sketches into his own hand-sewn pieces.
Today, the leather pieces he designs marries his talent as an engineer
with his spirit of adventure. His line of exquisite and innovative
leather business accessories is a reflection of his enormous personal
talent and his rich collection of life experiences that have provided
him a fountain of inspiration. Like the designer, his leather creations
are full of character. An architect of leather, he applies the same
approach and passion to his creations as he does in a new adventure.
Patrick Noel Sance was born in Castres, France in 1949. He lives