tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather
 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

tom dixon, faye toogood and timorous beasties are among designers invited by british designer bill amberg to debut a new digitally printed leather collection during london design festival this year. US-based alexandra champalimaud and natasha baradaran join the aforementioned designers in creating graphics that will be printed onto cow hides using amberg’s specially developed techniques.

 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

faye toogood’s design for the new bill amberg leather collection

images courtesy of bill amberg

 

 

amberg has spent three years developing the specialist digital printing technology that results in a much finer dye penetration to the skin. the hide is then finished with a durable dressing that retains the grain and handle of the material.

 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

tom dixon’s design for the new bill amberg leather collection

 

the leather will be used in various applications, as well as to update some of the designers own pieces. tom dixon, who has created four patterns including one that mimics the look of crumpled aluminum, will upholster one of his iconic ‘wingback’ chairs. 

 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

closeup of tom dixon’s design

 

 

the wonderful alchemy of some of the world’s most prestigious designers combined with a printed leather that for the first time brilliantly illustrates the natural characteristics of the material I love, is something I’m so excited to share’, says bill. ‘the quality is something that should be seen and touched to be fully appreciated.’

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

timorous beasties’ design for the new bill amberg leather collection

 

 

in line with london design festival 2018, the inaugural range of bill amberg print products will launch on 15 september in london’s kings cross. the collection will be available to purchase via billamberg.com and selected trade partners.

 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

closeup of timorous beasties’ design

 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

alexandra champalimaud’’s design

 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

closeup of alexandra champalimaud’’s design

 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

natasha baradaran’s design

 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

natasha baradaran’s design

 

tom dixon and faye toogood among designers invited by bill amberg to debut new digitally printed leather

natasha baradaran’s design

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