We have been working on very interesting chairs – on the chair covers to be exact.
And all these works were very interesting because chairs that have been trusted in our hands have also been very special.
Once we were asked if we could make new leather chair covers. Old covers were decorated by pressing the pattern onto leather but our approach was to handcarve same pattern onto new covers.
So first job was to take photos of the old pattern and redraw it so we could transfer it onto leather before carving it.
First we will wet the leather, then we’ll trace the pattern through the calque and then we can cut the lines out. For the last step we will also mould the pattern so it will become spatial.
It is possible to apply leather dye different ways – this time it was agreed that the edges of carvings will be left lighter so the pattern would be more visible.
In time just oiled vegetable tanned leather will get a bit darkr tone so the obvious contrast won´t last but it still will differ from background.
Leather covers are made out of vegetable tanned leather, dyed with oil dye, oiled and coated with varnish that gives it a bit shine and a bit waterproof.
We made leather parts for this wonderful Roorkhee chair. Wooden parts were provided by the customer and if you wish to get such a chair for yourself he is willing to make more.
The portable and lightweight Roorkhee (or Campaign) chair was commonly used by British military officers until WWII. And it is true – this chair is unbelievably comfortable and can be used outdoors on uneven grounds successfully.
Our part in this project was to make a leather seat cover for this chair, wooden parts are made by the customer.
There is a thin cushioning under the leather cover and the cover is attached to the seat by special furniture nails.
For decoration there is a hand carved image that is chosen by the customer.
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Making leather furniture parts
In our workshop every item, every last detail, is handcrafted. For our crafts we use only full- grain vegetable tanned leather. Your ordered item will also be made by hand and out of top quality leather.
I am sure you agree that there are endless options for using leather for your furniture or for anything else at your home or office. So if you have some project on your mind:
Let us know about your wishes!
- Write to us what would you like to order, in what size should it be and add all other details you can think of.
If we find that there is something that needs to be specified, we will discuss it in the future letters.
- What color would you like?
- Should we plan some sort of hand carved image or pattern onto the leather as a decoration? (That could be almost anything you can imagine).