Developed in collaboration with Norm Architects

Our SHADE collection is an entirely new type of protected aniline leather developed in collaboration with Norm Architects. It has a very light layer of protection that’s imperceptible to the eye, designed so you can feel all of the natural nuances and subtleties of the surface.

SHADE is a soft leather created to reflect the quiet, innate beauty of muted, earthy tones, ideal for partnering with other natural materials used in architecture and interior design, such as wood, stones, metals and tiles. Organic elements that make people feel calm, at peace and above all, welcomed in a space.

The silky matt surface triggers the desire to come closer to feel the lush richness of the leather. Up close you can see the natural markings unique to each hide that add character to absolutely any project you have in mind. Add to that a curated selection of hues with almost a duo-toned effect, including gradations of grey, earthy browns, sultry blacks and nuances in between. Colours that become even more fascinating with a lovely patina that will emerge over time and with exposure to light.

Enjoy this luxurious collection of subtle, soothing hues with a tactile sensation that’s utterly enthralling.

Norm Architects is a multi-disciplinary design firm working with architecture, interiors, design and creative direction. Guided by the body and mind vs. trends or technology, their creative credo is all about exploring the essence of an idea in order to find a balance, where there’s nothing to add or subtract. Drawing on Scandinavian simplicity, minimalism and Modernism, they create timeless designs with intrinsic appeal, depth and dimension in their quest to re-define the new Nordic norm.

Dispatch Within 24 hours
Type Protected Aniline leather
Thickness 1.1 – 1.3 mm
Size 4.0 – 5.0 m2
Origin European rawhide, typically from Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia
Surface Natural markings are part of the appeal
Finish Elegant matt with a soft, silky, velvety feel
Tannage Chrome
Dye Water-based aniline dye
Particular attributes An earthy, understated elegance. Luxurious natural matt look. Muted, nuanced tones
Creative applications Shade is all about subtlety. A quiet kind of sophistication that’s ideal for high-end hotels, executive suites and lavish lobbies, exclusive restaurants, boutiques and VIP lounges. Including first class airport lounges to executive conference rooms, upscale galleries, museums and private residences

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:
Our leather is ready for you to use as soon as it arrives, so there is no initial need to treat it or clean it. Over time if you see the need for cleaning, use a vacuum cleaner once or twice a month with a soft brush to remove any dust. Once or twice a year for thorough cleaning, use the foam from soap flakes stirred in warm water. Apply the foam with a dry soft cloth, minimising any contact with water. Avoid bar soap, saddle soap, leather cleaners, household detergents or chemical products. Protect from direct sunlight, excessive heat and sharp objects

The care and maintenance of leather will always depend on the specific way in which it is used, the conditions of use and how often it is used.

Custom Special colours available with a minimum order. Just ask us

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Sørensen Leather / Norm Architects share how leather intuitively reconnects us with nature, as co-creators of our SHADE collection. Video by Monica Steffensen.


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