Suntan Pattern

A collection of folders, book covers, card holders, containers, and stools that plays with qualities of natural leather with years of use the wearing-in results a more attractive piece of material. This characteristics inspired by using tanning oil or sunscreen to place an invisible pattern on the surface of the leather. New, the product would appear to be plain leather, but with use and exposure to sunlight, the pattern would gradually begin to appear. As more time passed and with further exposure to sunlight, the pattern would once again disappear due to overall fading. We wanted it to be a design that would highlight the beauty of leather over time.

Client: Tanners' Council of Japan  |  Furniture & Accessories
Collaborator: nendo

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