DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
The works submitted are leather accessories that are pieced together using an innovative seam design. The seam interlocks to create a strong join that can also be disassembled and/or changed. After much trial and error with different seam designs, laser, water-jet and CNC cutting experiments, the final seam is reversible and can be interlocked together in different formations.
The inspiration initially came from the challenge of not using sewing machinery and modernist artwork. I excluded this technology to find a new way of producing leather accessories. I wanted a method that allowed for customisation and a flexible approach to manufacture. The shapes were inspired by my favourite images by Sonja Delaunay.
Split leather with a coated surface colour is the main material that has been used for the final pieces. The leather is supplied by Wendell Leathers based in the Netherlands. This material is used because it is stiff enough for the seam design to work and it can be cut using CNC knife cutting machinery.