This exhibition brings together a selection of items by leather specialist, Hender Scheme. Known for his innovative re-interpretation of iconic sneakers in natural vegetable-tanned leather, Tokyo-based designer and founder Ryo Kashiwazaki has branched into new categories, introducing this particular type of leather into products for the home. Natural veg-tan leather is known for it’s lack of chromium pigments or harmful chemically produced dyeing agents. The result is a smooth surface in a pale beige tone that eventually intensifies into a rich caramel color the more it is used.
Curated by Nalata Nalata, this exhibition is entitled RAW in reference to the fresh, unpolished appearance of leather when it is first transformed into a product. It is only until an item is in the hands of a user that it comes to life. As the personal habits of the individual take its toll on the piece, each scratch and imperfection gives it new character. One will only understand the unique nature of this material with time. A deliberate concept embedded into all of Hender Scheme’s products, in hopes that we can find the joy of discovery only with patience as “raw” becomes time-worn and cherished.
Join us on the evening of Friday, September 9th for the launch of the first ever Hender Scheme homewares exhibition. Head designer, Ryo Kashiwazaki will be in attendance as we showcase the full range of leather home products by the brand. The highlight of the exhibition includes a new chair collaboration with furniture company Karimoku, rugs, and lighting amongst other leather-focused items.
Drinks will be provided by SŌTŌ sake. Music provided by DJ Pablo Luis. Floral design provided by Adore NYC.
View a recap of the event here.