Sophistication and Style: how to use Leather in your Decoration

Leather is tanned skin of animal origin. The tanning is done through a physical-chemical process, which transforms a perishable raw material, without specific use, into a noble, stable material, with different characteristics and that allows different possibilities of use.

The material itself is synonymous with sophistication and inserting it in home decor is to give an instant up to the spaces, in a simple and objective way, transforming a common space into a modern and contemporary one. Due to its resistance, durability, practicality, easy maintenance, and versatility, it became a “must have”.

Despite being a very noble, cozy, and sophisticated material, leather can be used in different styles of decoration.

We gathered some simple tips for you to add the leather to the spaces:




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When combined with wood, it makes the atmosphere retro and cozy, even more in earthy tones, like this room, which does not make you want to leave it.

For those who prefer something more youthful, try mixing with pieces of metal, glass, and concrete. Nowadays, the industrial style is trending, so use it with these materials and don’t be afraid to make mistakes!

We really like this mix, leather with wood, leather with steel, to give a more modern touch to the scenarios. Thinking about it, we designed some pieces with these characteristics.

Tripeça, a floor lamp with carbon steel feet and a leather dome. Successful pair in any space.

Tripeça Mini, a table lamp with its feet in rebar with the apparent weld and leather dome. Perfect to make your room with personality and sophistication.

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Some curiosities about the history of leather:

  • In the 18th century, leather gloves were the most important accessory for a woman, especially if she was upper class. Not using them in public was considered impolite.
  • In the 19th century, women wore thin underwear and soft chamoisshoes for horse riding.
  • In the 18th century, anyone who wanted to cover marks or scars on their faces could glue a small piece of leather in the shape of a star, half-moon, or bird.
  • When leather sewing machines arrived in France in the 1830s, shoemakers feared losing their jobs to the new technology.
  • In the 1950s, when most people wore tailoring sets during the day, it was considered rebellious to wear a leather jacket.
  • From 1980, the history of leather found technology, as the Tunisian stylist Azzedine Alaïa created dresses and sets of very fine and soft leather, whose seams and cut patterns were made leisurely.


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