Two foreigners met by accident in Lisbon, Portugal in 2010. They were Annett Bourquin and Kerstin Greve. On their tours throughout the Lisbon neighborhoods they came across little wonders that were near impossible to find in Central Europe. Tiny specialty shops, old warehouses, artisan workshops left them inspired. Ideas were scribbled on paper napkins and experimentations with found materials started to take place. Anve was born. Nowadays, Anve is run by Kerstin Greve who continues to produce a small but carefully curated collection of accessories, bags, and home goods. All of their products are created in the Anve studio or crafted by small Portuguese manufacturers.
For Straw and Gold, Anve made in collaboration with Nuno Matos a custom collection of smooth envelope wallets.