Innovative leather furniture on show in Paris15 September 2010
Interieurs Cuir, an exhibition highlighting the potential use of leather in the home is taking place at the Museum Ledru Rollin, rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine in Paris. The exhibition which features 10 furniture themes using leather will take place September 4 - 24.The promotional event is a joint venture between 12 leading French tanners, the Franch Tanners and Dressers Association (FFTM) and CTC and has been co-funded by the French ministry of industry.
All the pieces of furniture displayed at Interieurs Cuir have been designed by celebrated French designer Francois Azambourg and using his skills he has found some new applications and new markets for French leathers. The collection includes several novel chair and table designs using leather as well as more abstract designs. These include a radio made from leather, a translucent chair made from parchment leather and an air filled garden furniture.
The following French tanneries have been involved in the project: Tannerie Megisserie Alran, Tannerie Arnal, Bodin Joyeux, Remy Carriat, Degermann, Tanneries du Puy, Guyard Chesneau (Relma), Tanneries Haas, Gordon Choisy, Hervy Mercier, Megisserie Jullien and Tanneries Roux.