Moore & Giles Unveils an Array of Playfully Patterned Leathers

Printing on leather permitted the very same subtlety in color and texture that I find on paper,” reflects artist Amber Khokhar. Designer Amber Khokhar with a variation of her Decagram leather, developed around a 10-point-star motif.
A subtle, bauhaus-inspired gradation identifies Wander leather by designer Jonathan Saunders.

Printing on leather allowed the same subtlety in color and texture that I find on paper,” reflects artist Amber Khokhar. “It allowed me to paint as I typically paint.” She is one of 5 U.K.-based skills who have collaborated with the British leather professional Bill Amberg to produce a new collection of strongly patterned, digitally printed hides for Moore & & Giles. Designer Amber Khokhar with a version of her Decagram leather, developed around a 10-point-star motif.
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 look like as a pattern.”) A subtle, bauhaus-inspired gradation identifies Wander leather by designer Jonathan Saunders.
Helen CathcartArtist Kesewa Aboah, meanwhile, covered a good friend in pigment and coconut oil, then pressed her body to paper, developing a vibrant, not-quite-figurative result similar to Yves Kleins Anthropometry series. And furniture designer Bethan Gray painted billowing boat sails. (” Because I utilized ultramarine ink, when its printed on the leather you actually see that hand-painted look,” she notes.) Bethan Gray and Bill Amberg (billamberg.com) checking her Inky Dhow leather..
Helen CathcartAmberg, whose atelier has long created bespoke elements for designers and designers like Alexandra Champalimaud and Peter Marino, began exploring digital printing just a few years ago but considers it the most current advancement in the materials long, abundant history. “Think of the lit up wall panels in Florence or the hand-painted hides produced by Native Americans,” he states. “Leather has actually been used as a creative medium for centuries.” mooreandgiles.comYinka Ilori with his own Love is Blind.
Helen Cathcart.