CD LAB. ENCOMPASSES PROJECTS AND COMMISSIONS THAT CELEBRATE LEATHER’S QUALITIES AS A SCULPTURAL MATERIAL

“We create engaging, tactile objects that evoke comfort and invite contemplation and touch; informed by a beachcomber’s eye, remote island life and long walks, observing the natural world”.

DESIGN

Ours is a maker-lead approach, a synergy between cordwaining expertise and material mastery, to create organic forms and vessels that meld heritage, innovation and the timeless allure of leather.  We invite all enquires regarding our work or to discuss commissions.

COMMISSION

We make to order, creating work in response to its environment, colour palette and style. We ensure the excellence of craftsmanship necessary for the long life we ask of our items, each stamped discretely with our makers mark.

MATERIAL

We work exclusively with natural vegetable tanned leathers from member tanneries of the Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale, sourced via A&A Crack in Northampton. Each tannery strictly adheres to high sustainability, environmental and ethical standards; every hide is a by-product of food production and carries a globally recognized certificate of authenticity. ‍

CARE

We use natural leather creams and waxes that allow us to champion the subtle beauty of leather, that do not harm our environment and are easy to maintain indefinitely. Natural creams and waxes allow the leather to breathe and offer protection, whilst enhancing the delicacy of texture and colour. They allow pieces to gradually patina over time, adding new layers of depth to their beauty. Care instructions are included with each individual product.