6.04.2007

patent leather shines

ever since my first pair of tap shoes at age 4 (i still have them) i've had a thing for patent leather. growing up i frequently had a pair of dress shoes, black in the fall or white in the spring, made of patent leather. being all grown up now my attraction to the product is still there, but it's not just shoes ~ there are many other wonderful forms you can adorn your space with! patent leather has been around since the early 1800's and the original process used a linseed oil-based lacquer coating. modern patent leather usually has a plastic coating.

(eames 1950's time life patent leather chair. found on 1stdibs)

(kate spade's de gaulle carry-on in green patent leather)

(crate and barrel's carlisle chandelier shown with patent leather shades)

(patent framed mirror by marian antinori, found on vivre)

(an old form with a new finish ~ patent leather chair at horchow)


(florence schust knoll's 3-seat sofa in patent leather. found on bauhaus 2 your house)

(the patent leather bench by mariana antinori. found on vivre )

1 comment:

cammyk said...

Okay, I am in love with that lime green Kate Spade bag!!

Thanks for stopping by by blog. To answer your question, I think my dad used a template for the little table & chairs. Have a great day.