Colours chosen in collaboration with Tom Dixon
DUET® is a truly cutting-edge concept. A double-sided leather with one side in soft nubuck and the other side in rustic suede. An innovative, eco-collection in a colour palette we co-created with Tom Dixon.
We are really pioneers with DUET®, as the first leather of its kind with this two-in-one approach.
With both sides to play with, it’s your opportunity to experiment with tactility. Create contrast or cohesion – or both. Try the same colour in two textures. Different tones in one texture juxtaposed against the other. Two-sided designs and more. The options are endless.
While nubuck is known for its exclusive appeal and velvety-like touch, suede has an understated elegance with slightly more depth. It was important for us to ensure a structural connection between both. We’ve also gone to great lengths in the dyeing process to create tone-on-tone. As a result, the two surfaces complement each other and correspond well in terms of colour.
In tandem with Tom Dixon and his team, the colour scheme features earthy and somewhat subdued, neutral hues. Along with a few accent colours that pop, reflecting Dixon’s design universe. Finessed to fit in – yet still stand out. As a natural, full-grain, aniline leather, both sides of DUET® will become smoother, shinier and lighter in colour with use and exposure to light. Seen in a terrific patina that will add character.
Sustainability has always been a major focus at Sørensen Leather, where it’s our policy that every piece of leather is used, recycled or upcycled. With DUET®, if you choose to use one side and you have left-over leather, you can always use the other side as an add-on to your concept. Which gives new life to your design.
DUET® doubles your chance to enhance any project with an extra tactile dimension.
It’s another example of how we continue to be at the forefront of our industry. 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