Jacques Adnet, Barometer for Maxant, 1950
Jacques Adnet, Barometer for Maxant, 1950
Jacques Adnet, Desk, 1950
Jacques Adnet, Desk, 1950
Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Lounge chair, 1961
Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Lounge chair, 1961
Carl Aubock, Bookends, 1948
Carl Aubock, Bookends, 1948
Ico and Luisa Parisi, Chair for Broggi, 1951
Ico and Luisa Parisi, Chair for Broggi, 1951
Paul Dupré-Lafon, Calendar for Hermés, 1960
Paul Dupré-Lafon, Calendar for Hermés, 1960
Harvey Probber, Lounge chairs, 1955
Harvey Probber, Lounge chairs, 1955
Jacques Quinet, Alsace lounge chairs, 1964
Jacques Quinet, Alsace lounge chairs, 1964
Paavo Tynell, Desk Lamp for Taito, 1950
Paavo Tynell, Desk Lamp for Taito, 1950

In context of our last article about new use of leather in contemporary experimental design, we selected here some interesting designs with leather from 1950s. Most of work was designed as a unique and limited design with decorative and artisan approach. Designers like Jacques Adnet or Jacques Quinet, both from french decorative movement, used leather as a highly luxury material, which covered whole objects. On the other hand, for example Paavo Tynell and Carl Aubock designed precious accessories with small leather details combined with metal. In these and some other inspirational design objects you can discover leather in various forms as a important material of 1950s decorative art.

All pictures from archive of Wright, Chicago