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A Celebration Of Leather

Leather has been around since we were living in caves yet it is still a widely used material. But leather has many applications beyond sofas and biker jackets. Here, we explore a range of design objects that utilise our old friend in new and exciting ways.

Kard Bow Tie

Crafted from one piece of natural leather, Manchuen Hui’s Koncept leather bow tie is handmade and breathes the charm of something made with love and affection. This accessory is a great way to put a fresh spin on a classic item.

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Bracelet

Saskia Diez combines two of nature’s greatest gifts to fashion: leather and pearls. The bracelets are beautiful in their simplicity and come in white, grey and black. Wear them together for a totally sleek post-modern look.

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Leather Light Tube

This candle light tube is beautifully crafted. The level of detail is created using delicate machine laser technology that creates an elegant illustration. The tube is a spectacular object in itself, but on a cold and dark winter’s evening it provides a sensational play of subtle lighting.

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Stationery Holder

Leather bags, leather belts, leather wallets … leather pencil holders? Now you’ve seen leather used for absolutely everything. This pen and pencil holder by Aiste Nesterovaite is just what you need in a busy go-go environment. The leather used means the item is both practical and classy.

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Backpack

Georgina Skalidi is the queen of both shape and material. Her designer handbags often play with asymmetric shapes and juxtapose different materials: leather, suede and cork. This is one of her more simple and utilitarian designs, and one that lets the leather sing for itself.

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Travel Wash Bag

Moustache has created this beautiful travel wash bag out of a range of different tones of leather. It’s suave and sophisticated, and it’s the perfect size for airline-approved quantities of cosmetics and toiletries — or those swiped from hotels!

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