Delivering luxury door hardware for bespoke and high-end residential, commercial and yacht projects. From hand stitched leather, to individually hammered door hardware, attention to detail is found in every product made.
Freshly tanned leather hanging to dry
Our leather is sourced from some of the finest tanneries in the world in Tuscany, Italy. We use only the very best full grained (top and strongest section), vegetable tanned (all natural), drum dyed, bridle or saddle leather.
Leather like all natural materials will change with age, according to the situation, exposure to sunlight and usage or lack of. The more you use it, the better it looks, the oils from your hands feed the leather and create a unique patina. Like an old handbag or briefcase the character of the leather gets richer with age.
Vegetable tanning is an art rather than a science, please allow for some variations in colour from batch to batch and even from hide to hide in some cases. This is all part of the charm of using such a beautiful and natural material.
As with a good handbag or pair of shoes the leather will appreciate being fed from time to time, we recommend twice a year with a good quality leather cream, or we can supply a recommended cream if you wish. Scratches and dents can be removed by a simple “boning” process that brings the oils back to the surface and repairs by simply working the leather area in circular motions with a boning tool (or the back of a spoon). If the leather gets dirty use a small amount of soapy water, let it dry and finish with a natural wax. Try and remove dust if the handles are not being used, as dust dries out the leather.
With a small amount of care your handles will last for years and years to come.