The architect’s ornate balustrade runs the length of the four-floor building and is constructed using a trio of finely worked metals in different tones. We were asked to create a continuous and seamless leather handrail that would work with these finishes and the handrail’s tight bends. Leather is a very pliable material, and over the years we’ve developed a deep understanding of how it can be most effectively applied to handrails, no matter the style of staircase or interior they are paired with. In this project, we clad the handrails in a dark brown, vegetable-tanned Italian shoulder leather and added a hand-stitched detail at each joint in a contrasting ivory thread. For a reading area located in the ground floor landing, the same dark brown leather was used to create hand-stitched seating cushions, uniting the handrail and seating area elements in this modern space.