PERMIAN is a creative design studio based in New York City and West Texas, and founded by sisters Kim Schnaubert and Lisa Brazile.

Inspired by the infinite skies and ancient history of their Permian Basin homeland, Permian explores ideas around timeless design through collaboration with local craftspeople.

Minimal and classic, PERMIAN prioritizes natural beauty and material strength. Made to last this lifetime and the next, PERMIAN products are released as limited editions in small batches, with a responsive eye toward environmental impact and consumer demand.

Our first product is The Alpine, a handbag developed in partnership with leather experts in Texas, Montana and Missouri. It represents PERMIAN’s effort to revive lost practices of natural tanning and leather making that have all but disappeared from the United States. 

PERMIAN’s work is guided by self-set principles that insist upon a thoughtful footprint concerning the planet and our fellow beings. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to non-profit organizations whose work addresses a healthier environment, equity-centered design, and vulnerable populations impacted by systemic inequities. 

The Alpine introduces PERMIAN’s line of artisan-made leather handbags. Future projects include one-of-a-kind home objects, furniture, and other experiments.

Welcome to PERMIAN.

Let’s take a walk.