Colours chosen in collaboration with Tom Dixon
DUET® is a new type of full-grain leather we’ve developed with one side in nubuck and the other side in suede. Featuring a colour palette that we created in close collaboration with Tom Dixon.
We are truly pioneers with DUET®, as the first leather of its kind with this two-in-one approach.
It’s your opportunity to experiment with tactility. Create contrast or cohesion – or both. Play with one colour where you can see the two different textures together. Various tones in the same texture juxtaposed against the other. Two-sided designs. And much more. The options are endless.
Each side of the leather has its own unique attributes. Nubuck is known for its exclusive appeal and enticing, velvety-like touch, while suede has an understated elegance with slightly more depth. Like all natural leather with exposure to light and use, both sides of DUET® – the nubuck side and the suede side – will become smoother, shinier and lighter in colour, featuring a terrific patina that will add character.
In tandem with Tom Dixon and his team, the colour scheme is comprised of natural, earthy, somewhat subdued hues. Along with a few accent colours that pop, reflecting Dixon’s design universe. Finessed to fit in – yet still stand out.
DUET® doubles your chance to enhance any project you envision with an extra tactile dimension.
It’s another example of how we continue to be at the forefront of cutting-edge innovations. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with leather. Launching inventive collections to inspire architects and designers around the world.
Minimum order 1 hide
Dispatch Within 24 hours
Type Aniline leather
Thickness 1.1 – 1.3mm
Size 4.0 – 5.0 m2
Origin European rawhide, typically from Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia
Surface Smooth, velvety grain structure
Finish Nubuck side: Natural with a Scotchguard® protection on the surface.
Suede side: No finish
Dye Water-based aniline dye
Particular attributes A unique two-sided leather with the velvety soft feel of nubuck on one side and the subtle elegance of suede on the other side.
Creative applications With two sides to play with, nubuck and suede, DUET® opens up the opportunity for two-sided designs, mirroring the same colours in two different textures or creating contrast. Ideal for all kinds of contexts within high-end furniture, interior design, home accessories and fashion. From executive offices, conference rooms and airports to museums, galleries, showrooms and exhibition spaces. Including fashion, accessories and more.
Care & cleaning As a natural material, leather requires looking after. If you care for the leather in the right way, it will become even more beautiful over time. Here are a few tips:
Only vacuum clean with a soft brush. Never use soap or water otherwise the velvety look and feel will disappear. Do not apply leather grease or soak the leather. Avoid any chemical products, such as saddle soap, leather cleaners or household products. Protect from direct sunlight, excessive heat and sharp objects
Custom Special colours available with a minimum order. Just ask usDownload Technical Details - Nubuck side
Download Technical Details - Suede side