simon hasan highlights british craft with brass and leather objects simon hasan highlights british craft with brass and leather objects
oct 03, 2015

simon hasan highlights british craft with brass and leather objects

simon hasan highlights british craft with brass and leather objects
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focusing on handcrafted techniques, while utilizing refined and high quality materials, london-based designer simon hasan has designed and created a collection of objects ranging from bar stools, glass and tableware.

 

 

presented during maison et objet paris, the array of items have different functionalities but all exhibit an interplay of material contrasts between glass, brass and hand-tanned, vegetable leather. ‘I’m really interested in how certain materials and objects become a part of our lives’ comments hasan  ‘I choose materials that give contrast and depth – leather will age and patinate beautifully over time and with use, whilst the glass will remain clear and bright. I have sought a similar contrast in the slice candlesticks that use bright polished brass or copper which is also oxidized to give a translucent black patina alongside the bright metal.’

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the collection was showcased at this year’s maison et objet in paris
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with the ‘wrap’ tealight, pendant and ‘slice’ series being the british designer’s latest products, the combination of leather and brass invokes a warm and intimate quality, making the objects a subtle statement and adaptable to any setting, whether commercial or residential.

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the variety of products available range from tealights to decanters
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the london-based designer is recognized for using tanned vegetable leather
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bermondsey stool upclose with brass plated steel legs
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wrap glassware uses tanned leather combined with mouth-blown glass
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wrap pendant group
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the pieces use computer controlled miling and polishing
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each piece have been delicately wrapped in a leather casing
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