Fashion and furniture collide in these carefully detailed furniture designs where leather straps and buckle details are used to add decoration and provide added functionality.
Fashioned from a single small slab of maple wood, the frame of the Fårstol Chair by Washington D.C.-based designer Theo Zizka is finished with a cotton seat and leather and steel buckles. Fårstol means ‘sheep’ in Danish and was designed by Zizka during a summer in Copenhagen.
Originally developed for Hermes in 1950 by Jacques Adnet as part of a wider collection of leather-covered furniture and accessories, the brass-buckled Adnet Circulaire mirror is now available through Danish brand Gubi.
Launched in 2012, Fendi Casa‘s Soho upholstery collection is distinguished by its distinctive hide belts and gunmetal grey buckles.
Designed by Giancarlo Cutello for Formabilio, the Ronzino stool/table has a seat cushion that’s attached with a leather belt. When the stool is not in use, the design can be disassembled into single pieces, tied together with the leather belt and hung on the wall.
South Korean studio KAMKAM have designed a line of felt-covered furniture called ‘Dressed up’. Comprising two stools and two cabinets, the doors and storage compartments of each piece are fastened shut using buttons, belts and zips.