Leather Furniture by Tortie Hoare на thisispaper.com
The motivation behind her furniture 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. Tortie has combined old methods and new ways of thinking to create innovative contemporary furniture by forming a cohesive relationship between the boiled leather and other materials. The designing behind this furniture has been thoroughly dictated by the process of shaping and taming the boiled leather. This furniture is handmade and designed by her making the pieces comfortable to use and beautifully unique, right down to marks where the cow has scratched against a bush.
The result of all of this is functional, natural furniture with a focus on the beauty of the materials being used.