3sixteen wraps Eames Lounge Set in vegetable-tanned leather
It seems that Eames seatings are everywhere right now, yet it is not necessarily something we may call a renaissance. Demonstrating the best of modern design, perfectly blending form (i.e. aesthetics) and function (i.e. comfort), these chairs will be forever cool. Yet, fashion and accessories brand 3sixteen managed to make them a tad cooler now. Working in close collaboration with Eames manufacturer Herman Miller, they took the iconic (if that adjective makes any sense at all when speaking of an Eames object...) Lounge Set and cladded it with a never-before-seen upholstery, their very own veg-tanned leather.
The brand already used the material for their jeans, but this is the first time it was applied to furniture. Vegetable tanning for leather is completely unique not only regarding the method itself, but exactly because that process has no clear ending point: the initial light creamy hue darkens a lot over time, making each piece truly one-of-a-kind.
The project is as much an exercise in cool as an experiment with veg-tanned leather: to see how the furniture evolves, 3sixteen sets out to follow and document the material progresses through aging. The very limited (only 3 sets available) collection will premiere at Pop Up Flea in New York this weekend, a 3-day long feast paying a tribute to American craftsmanship.
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