Finnish designers Alvar Aalto and Juhani Pallasmaa believed that; ‘The door handle is the handshake of the building’, and frequently used leather-wrapped handles to create a warm welcome for visitors. We believe that the same principle applies to handrails where leather can bring warmth, interest and texture to the hardworking heart of a building.
The crafting of leather handrails is a speciality that we pride ourselves in – providing that all-important finishing touch for the senses – and a final piece of handcrafted detail that elevates a design and only gets better with age.
Three of the most popular styles of handrail that our clients request are; hand box stitched, hand cross stitched and tennis wrapped. Each style requires a different leatherwork technique, borrowed from bookbinding, car trimming and saddlery.