Harella House Handrail

Award winning architects Piercy & Co asked us to create a leather balustrade for Harella House, a new office project in Clerkenwell.

In order to create an interesting detail, we combined the grain and suede side of vegetable-tanned leather straps to create a contrasting texture. When spiral cut, a signal piece of leather produces 150 linear meters of leather strap without a single join. The leather balustrade was woven vertically in a crisp triangular pattern and fastened with a simple yet strong brass toggle.

The woven pattern of the balustrade is repeated in fine metal work on the terrace balconies, providing a sense of continuity between interior and exterior. The use of natural vegetable-tanned leather brings a softer quality to the hard surfaces of the modern interior.

Architect: Piercy & Co

Date completed: 2020

Client: Private

Location: Clerkenwell, London