Printing on leather enabled the exact same subtlety in color and texture that I discover on paper,” shows artist Amber Khokhar. “It allowed me to paint as I generally paint.” She is one of five U.K.-based talents who have teamed up with the British leather expert Bill Amberg to develop a brand-new collection of strongly patterned, digitally printed hides for Moore & & Giles. Designer Amber Khokhar with a variation of her Decagram leather, developed around a 10-point-star theme.
Helen CathcartRealized utilizing natural pigments, her constellation of stars is joined by other geometric themes: subtle, Bauhaus-inspired stripes by designer Jonathan Saunders and groovy graphics by designer Yinka Ilori. (The latters creation, originally conceived in Photoshop for a cover of Jason Reynoldss best-selling book For Every One, captures “what dreams appear like as a pattern.”) A subtle, bauhaus-inspired gradation distinguishes Wander leather by designer Jonathan Saunders.
Helen CathcartArtist Kesewa Aboah, meanwhile, covered a friend in pigment and coconut oil, then pushed her body to paper, producing a vibrant, not-quite-figurative result similar to Yves Kleins Anthropometry series. And furniture designer Bethan Gray painted billowing boat sails. (” Because I used ultramarine ink, when its printed on the leather you really see that hand-painted appearance,” she notes.) Bethan Gray and Bill Amberg (billamberg.com) examining her Inky Dhow leather..
Helen CathcartAmberg, whose atelier has long produced custom aspects for designers and architects like Alexandra Champalimaud and Peter Marino, started exploring digital printing just a couple of years ago however considers it the most current development in the materials long, rich history. “Think of the illuminated wall panels in Florence or the hand-painted hides produced by Native Americans,” he states.
Printing on leather enabled the exact same subtlety in color and texture that I discover on paper,” reflects artist Amber Khokhar. Designer Amber Khokhar with a version of her Decagram leather, established around a 10-point-star theme.
A subtle, bauhaus-inspired gradation distinguishes Wander leather by designer Jonathan Saunders.