While leather may often conjure up an image of a Chesterfield sofa in a gentleman’s club in a haze of cigar smoke, it’s also timeless and classic in the most directional, modern and minimalist way.
Soft and supple, with a natural patina developed over time, leather lends warmth to an interior, creating contrasts and offsetting other finishes like wood, steel, stone and concrete, becoming a conduit for effortless style.
Leather has become a favourite and essential material throughout design history. It is one of the distinctive hallmarks of coveted Scandinavian style and was the fabric of choice for the renowned Eames Lounge chair. American designer Ralph Lauren’s use of leather is evident in home furnishing whether it’s on the New England coast or his Western ranch.
From soft buttery shades to rich, earthy tones, the look and feel of leather seems at home whether you’re a committed 20th Century Modernist or favour the traditional. If you’re thinking about adding leather to your interior, view our leather range here and look at our inspiration on Pinterest.
Leather swatches are our Thomas Maxwell London Club.