The label macharten creates unique leather accessories inspired by the designer’s architectural background. Wearable architecture. This is the extraordinary essence behind the leather fashion label macharten, by Monika Assem. Her creativity is clearly influenced by her varied creative background. Having completed training as a ceramist she studied architecture and worked for different architectural companies in Germany and abroad. In May 2003 she founded her label macharten, creating handbags and accessories. In 2007 she decided to focus on working with leather. “Exposure to architecture and my affinity with handcraft and art are a great source of inspiration for me,” explains Monika Assem.