The Skin Collection is a reaction to the 25-30 percent waste produced by the furniture industry. The furniture is found on the street or secondhand and modified and then covered in pieces of leather leftovers. What creates this amount of waste are things like the organic shape of the animal, its scratches, damages, scars and none matching colors after dying. This project is fed by the nature of this leather scrap, turning it into random patterns, referring to cell structures and growth in nature. The cover grows slowly around the object where colors blend together. The entire process is done by hand. It merges discarded objects with a skin made out of waste and gives it a new life.
Material: Leather remnants, found objects
All items of Skin Collection are one-offs. Availability, prices and commisions on request.
Stitch is a family of discarded furniture found either on the street or in second hand shops. The project was sedigned to be made in a sheltered workshop. To make a 'perfect' fit is quite a specialist job, that was out of the question. Covering the items with oversized skins and stuffing them like teddy bears, brigs them character. The oversized skins were meant to be hand cut and hand stitched by workers of a 'sheltered workshop'. It appeared to be that they have a very limited concentration span and that they could not work really accurate. This resulted in oversized skins. We took care of the first prototypes in the studio. They wear a hand-stitched skin stuffed with soft fibers. That’s where shape starts to grow.
Material: found objects, cotton fiber
Chair, H85 x W50 x L40 cm.