Swedish Designer Lisa Hilland’s Leather Magic


It is no secret designer Lisa Hilland is fond of working with leather as one her favourite materials. Collaborating with Elmo, a leading manufacturer of exclusive leather based in Svenljunga Sweden, Lisa Hilland set out to explore how the beautiful qualities of leather can be showed off at its best.

“I started to experiment with the traditional chesterfield leather upholstery technique with fresh design approach, giving it a renaissance in a new pattern and updated design approach. The result is ’Halo Armchair’ with a luxorious feel made out of softest pearl Elmo leather. Nothing beats a natural material like leather; it’s softness, colour, the small varieties in its appearance and the wonderful smell. Leather has a long life cycle and ages beautifully when handled with care. I want this anyone who sits in this chair to feel really special – surrounded by a beautiful halo pattern with the great sensation of leather.”


As a part of this successful collaboration Swedish designer Lisa Hilland also experimented with a plissé pattern for a deries of bags and jewellery. First out in this series was ‘Diamond Plissé Clutch and Bracelet’. Made out of softest Elmo Leather these accessories are perfect for everyday use as well as the occasional party.


About Lisa Hilland
Lisa Hilland has gained a reputation for contemporary design with a poetic twist,
combining modern high-tech production techniques with artisan quality craftsmanship.
After graduating from Central St Martin´s College of Art and Design, she worked ten years
as a designer in London before setting up her own studio in Sweden in 2005.
Her current clients include renowned furniture producers such as
Klong, Olby Design, Gärsnäs, Gemla, and Svenskt Tenn.

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