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7 Contemporary Leather Lighting Designs

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 by

The tactile quality of leather lighting makes it the ideal accompaniment to exposed brickwork and raw concrete in warehouse homes. But the traditional charm of natural hide will also suit a variety of environments and interior styles. Designers worldwide are employing traditional techniques and modern technologies to craft simple shades and imaginative, intricate forms. Cut, stitched and tooled, in original tans and dyed, these smart pendant designs made our cut. It’s time to saddle up and go hell for leather with lighting.

1. The Wrap pendant light by Simon Hasan is made in England using traditional craft processes where the leather is moulded and hardened by the careful application of moisture and heat. The shade’s shape is refined and contemporary. £265, SCP

Wrapped leather embellished with brass fittings, this pendant gives a comfortable contrast to an industrial space. We share 10 of our favourite pendant lighting using leather in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Wrapped leather embellished with brass fittings, this pendant gives comforting contrast to an industrial space
Image courtesy of Simon Hasan

2. The Pod Noir lamp is handmade in Tasmania by Australian lighting company Who Did That using locally sourced leather. A$845, Who Did That

The Pod Noir Curve is handwoven using simple geometric systems and available in a variety of sustainable leathers. We share 10 of our favourite pendant lights using leather in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Handwoven using simple geometric systems, Pod Noir is available in a variety of sustainable leathers
Image courtesy of Who Did That

3. Endon Lighting’s Wilder Single Light ceiling pendant comprises two triangular frames finished with copper leaf interiors. £150, Poole Lighting

The Wilder pendant is made from two triangular forms fitted together to form a pyramidical shape . We share 10 of our favourite pendant lights using leather in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

The Wilder pendant is made from two triangular forms fitted together to form a pyramidical shape
Image courtesy of Poole Lighting

4. Made using a traditional leather hardening method which involves submerging and heating the material, the Lloyd lamp is available in natural tan or black. €149.95, Puik Art

Submerging and heating leather in a specific order allows it to become soft and malleable; this lamp honours that ancient craft. We share 10 of our favourite pendant light using leather in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Submerging and heating leather in a specific order allows it to become soft and malleable
Image courtesy of Puik Art

5. The Forest lamp is inspired by Acanthus leaves and handmade from vegetable tanned leather. $350, Wren and Cooper

Makers Wren and Cooper believe in thoughtfully designed, highly functional pieces crafted from honest materials. We share 10 of our favourite pendant lights using leather in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Makers Wren and Cooper produce thoughtfully designed, highly functional pieces crafted from honest materials
Image courtesy of Wren and Cooper

6. The Leather Lamp by Berlin based Hettler Tüllmann is crafted from recycled leather sheets and features oval holes to enhance the amount of light emitted. Price upon request, Hettler Tullmann

Perforation also allows for the soft curvature of the leather used in these pendants. We share 10 of our favourite pendant lights using leather in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Perforation also allows for the soft curvature of the leather used in these pendants
Image courtesy of Hettler Tullmann

7. Made in France, the Portable Leather Lamp is formed from fire resistant paper, porcelain and soft tan leather. €460, Lule Studio

Lule is a word common in the Duala language of Cameroon, meaning shaped or luminous . We share 10 of our favourite pendant lights using leather in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Lule is a word common in the Duala language of Cameroon, meaning shaped or luminous
Image courtesy of Lule Studio

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This feature has been taken from Warehouse Home Issue Four, which is out now! The latest issue of the internationally renowned Warehouse Home magazine is live online and can be enjoyed in full and entirely free. Read Warehouse Home Issue Four by clicking here or view in the reader below.

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