Combining CNC technology, traditional saddlery skills and hand stitch detailing, the Bill Amberg Studio launched their first seating range, the Common Collection, during London Design Festival 2015. For 2016, they presented two new additions to the range; a bar stool and a coffee table. These new versions have been designed especially for contract interior application.
The Common Collection arose from the need for modern leather furniture that would be ideal in a home kitchen, coffee shop, a hotel lobby or workplace. Combining traditional leathercraft techniques with CNC, the first collection of stools and a bench employs simple craft techniques to create a robust yet lightweight seating range.
The new Common Bar stool and Common Coffee table, features a lightly padded English bridle leather top. The edges have been turned and trapped, creating a soft edge detail and comes with a lacquered base and solid oak legs. This variation from the hand-stitched collection adds a new functionality to this group and their application in a variety of settings.
The Common Collection highlights the Studio’s ongoing experiments in the creative application of leather; a modern, organically contoured family of furniture that will complement a home kitchen and workspaces alike.