TRANSFORMATIONAL LEATHER

Role: Leather désigner, concept development

For this project I was approached by various clients to see if it was possible to make transformational leather. With Transformational leather encompasses ways to take leather to the next level. By printing, embossing, spraying, dying, stretching or using in new and innovative ways that alter the traditional look, touch and feel of leather .

DESIGN PROCESS

I was observing the kinds of opportunities that were available with clients and I was trying to capture the same effect but on a lower budget

  1. Explore the most effective type of leather to digitally print on, I know it needed to be smooth, firm handled and white or red for base colours
  2. Research the capabilities of digital printing on leather with patterns found and print them with different colour varieties
  3. Mix the digital print with one or two embossing plates
  4. Tip the top with colours and explore different finishes