Alma leathers has a renovated show home in Albany, the exclusive apartment block in Piccadilly. Leather is on the walls, floors, columns, handrails, door furniture, rugs, panels, bed coverings, furniture and accessories, in every conceivable pattern, colour and type of skin. Alma flooring starts at £250 per square metre, panelling and columns at £300, handrails £175, and doors £350 per side.
2. The Deep Print Movement
Guy Skerman of leather printing specialists The Deep Print Movement takes his expertise into interiors and fashion. His first piece was for Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy, followed by Paul Smith’s stripe range. His firm can reproduce almost any image and colourway on cow, calf, pig, lamb or crocodile skin, and has a good line in printed foiled and trompe l’oeil images.
3. Aram and Viaduct
Aram Store design classics include the Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll (£1,668), the Eames lounger and ottoman (£6,044) and the LC4 Le Corbusier chaise, pictured (from £2,033).
Leather at Viaduct includes the new Muller Van Severen rocking chair (£1,964) and the New York chair by Sergio Bicego for Saba (£1,366).
4. Fameed Khalique
Fameed Khalique concentrates on highly decorated leather surfaces. He stocks Kyle Bunting large-scale leather wall designs from the US, woven leathers from Cambodia that are mixed with bamboo, cashmere and wood veneers, plus foiled, plisséd, scrunched and 3D leathers and beaded leather cushions. Decorated leathers start at £360 per square metre.
5. Bill Amberg
Bill Amberg sells leather panels, flooring, furniture, accessories, handrails and more. “Leather absorbs sound and adds warmth,” he says. “It is a natural insulator and leather walls are fire retardant. Leather is anti-allergenic so good for children’s rooms. We mix modern technologies with traditional techniques, sculpting and laser cutting leather and improving colour.”