Reviving an ancient technique of forming leather, UK designer Tortie Hoare makes a splash in the design world with her rustic-contemporary furniture collection.
This furniture is handmade and designed by Tortie. The pieces are comfortable ago use and beautifully unique, right down to marks where the cow has scratched against the bush. The result of all this is functional, natural furniture that focuses on the beauty of the materials being used.
I have tried to combine old methods and new ways of thinking to create contemporary furniture by forming a cohesive relationship between the boiled leather and other materials. These furniture designs have been dictated by the process of shaping and taming the boiled leather.
All pictures by Paul Wilkinson
More information at www.tortiehoare.co.uk
Furniture designer Tortie Hoare’s motivation behind her design is simple – it must be ergonomic, durable and aesthetically pleasing. This year Tortie has researched methods of creating structural 3D shapes that are environmentally conscious and an alternative to using plastic or resin. It was through research into this that she came across the incredible ancient art of boiling leather.
May 19 13 @ 5:16 PMIron & Wine at The Capitol Theatre
May 20 13 @ 5:32 PMTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery