But the theme of this blog is Ochre’s new leather dining chairs that are beautifully hand crafted and clad head to toe in leather. This is the sort of leather that gets better with age.
The finest Italian Saddle leather is hand dyed to Ochre’s individual specification before been sent to a specialist leather workshop in the UK, where each metal-framed chair takes a whole take to finish.
Each piece of the leather is cut to measure and skived to the required thickness depending where it is placed. Each piece is then hand stitched and wrapped round the metal frame. The edges are dyed if required, and burnished at the end. It is a complete manual process, resulting in a contemporary piece of craft that you can use everyday and keep for a lifetime.
Ochre’s individuality is expressed through the use of luxurious complementary materials. Each design begins with understanding the possibilities and limitations of a material and the designers spend time working alongside specialist craftsmen, in their workshops, exploring traditional techniques such as glass blowing, bronze casting, leatherwork and hand weaving. This is done to create beautiful, highly crafted and highly valued pieces and in doing so bring traditional techniques into the present to serve a modern sensibility.
Ochre's individual commissions allow them to explore and experiment with materials, to adjust their methods and the scale and dimensions of their work.
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