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19.05.15

PATTERN INNOVATION | SUN MARKS

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The transformative effects of the sun on leather have been exploited by designer Nendo in a new range of products. Tanning oil or sunscreen is applied in an invisible pattern on the surface of the leather objects. At first, the product appears to be plain leather, but with use and exposure to sunlight, the pattern gradually begins to reveal itself. Nendo said “We wanted it to be a design that would highlight the beauty of leather over time”…

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Photos by Akihiro Yoshida