Long shelf life: reworking a favourite

A collaborator and loyal fan of our leather work, property developer John Shayer of 800 Group  got in touch with the Bill Amberg Studio to commission a new piece for his home.

We first collaborated with Shayer when we had a shop in operation, based in Westbourne Grove. Previously, he bought a pair of console tables from us and later got in touch for various furnishings for his office, continuing in this manner over the years, to purchase a range of products.

We were recently contacted by Shayer once again, who was interested in a particular shelf design we crafted during the Great Western Studios exhibition. The angular shelf presents signature pinched edge detailing. John Shayer commissioned the studio to create this shelving for his home, for which Bill suggested a vegetable tanned bridal shoulder leather hide. The detailed finish includes pinched, hand-stitching that uses a waxed linen thread to increase its durability and strength.