ELeather has launched a dedicated design support service, Design for Good. The service is intended as a platform for collaboration, providing designers across all markets with inspiration, information and support in working with engineered leather to create meaningful brand experiences.
The Eleather team created the platform in response to designers getting in touch to discuss the best use of ELeather, the newest colour matching techniques, and upholstery and interior design trends. The platform also offers overviews of new and past collections, as well as insights into colour and texture trends.
The service includes a designer toolkit, where designers can visualise how engineered leather could look in their application. By signing up for free, designers will receive access to 3D rendering files for all grains.
“Modern consumers crave unique experiences only available through high-performing and more environmentally friendly solutions,” said Nico den Ouden, chief commercial officer at ELeather. “Yet many designers are unaware of how to get the best out of innovative materials such as engineered leather. Design for Good was created to help designers understand how to use responsibly produced yet robust materials.”
“As a designer, I enjoy challenging preconceived ideas about design, in order to find a new way forward,” said Nicky Fox, head of design at ELeather. “We wanted to create a centralised hub for designers with the same mindset. The support service will enable designers in every industry to understand how to specify engineered leather, and I’ll be on-hand to help design teams to find the best solution for each project.”
The Design for Good support service is now live, featuring the first of ELeather’s 2020 trend collections – Tactile Neutrals.