Leather is often overlooked for its re-use potential beyond standard upholstery. However, our recent design projects demonstrate an abundance of uses in a more architectural context, from cupboard fronts to wall cladding.
Non-plastic, hard wearing, gorgeously tactile, natural and sustainable. What’s not to love?
The suede side of a leather hide has a richer softness, which works gorgeously in the bedroom where it also helps to soften the acoustics. In our Parisian project we created mosaics of tones to cover the master bedroom headboard, dressing room walls and wardrobes doors.
Leather is well suited to re-use where the tactile and sensuous qualities of the material can be enjoyed to their utmost. A simple way to bring a touch of luxury to a home working space.
In higher traffic areas, a more robust material can be used where your hands will touch the most. In our own London kitchen we’ve used brass pulls on the suede-clad kitchen joinery.
Using large swathes of the same colour can help to calm a space. There are eight doorways leading from the entrance hall in this Hampstead Penthouse. Wrapping the whole space in vibrant green prevents it from feeling hectic.
Over the years, Adam has rescued leather and suede from many places… from luxury handbag makers to the British Museum. Our current selection of hides was largely sourced from a luxury goods company in Mayfair. Though several options are listed on our website, we have many more to peruse at our Kensal Green shop.