Since wood and leather is a heavenly match, we’re excited to announce our latest collab together with one of Sweden’s most renowned (and sweetest) leather designers - Ellinor Halling!
With the aim to celebrate Swedish handcraft traditions, and give it a modern twist, Ellinor created two leather designs - one braided and one wrapped to suit our pegs. They come in the colour combinations Natural Ash, White and Midnight Blue. Oh, and of course we're naming them Ellinor!
We met with her in her studio on Kungsholmen to talk about her love for leather and passion for taking it mixing traditional handcraft with a modern twist.
- How come you started working with leather design?
It’s hasn’t been a straight path because before this I used to work with HR in an office for many years. But I was never happy and always so jealous of everyone that got to be creative and create things. It seemed so much fun! So one day, about three years ago, I resigned, started studying at an art school and at the same time became an apprentice in the studio I work in today.
Leather is amazing and by far the most amazing material I’ve ever worked with. There’s so much you can do with it, it’s beautiful and the patina when it ages makes it even more exciting to see long lasting results.
I love to create and work with my hands, and leather is such an inspiring material it’s hard not to fall in love with it.
- What is the collection inspired by and what was the motivation for its making?
The collection is inspired by handcrafted traditions but with a modern Scandinavian design. I love the natural tanned leather and I think it represents Swedish furniture design really well.
- Why did you want to collaborate with us? :)
I love Prettypegs business idea with renewing and pimping your old furnitures instead of throwing them away and buying new ones. Giving old furnitures life again. And that’s also a big part of what I do in my everyday job.
The brand represents everything that we need to take in consideration with up cycling but still make our homes new and exciting. I love that and I think that’s a key element for design in the future.
- Where do you get your overall inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from my friends and family. They’re pretty grate!
- How would you describe your personal style? What's your home like?
My personal style is actually a lot more crazy than my leather design acctually. My design is rather characterized in a very sleek and stylish settings and I love that. My own home though, is a creative mess with a lot of daybeds and a avant-garde furnitures. But it triggers my creativity and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Get them here and start off the year in a extra stylish way and enjoy watching the natural tanned leather get a beautiful patina as time goes by.
We are proud to be in the forefront with a fresh design element in home décor styling – furniture feet! This grounding detail has been cast aside for too long and is now getting it’s deserved attention. At Prettypegs we are passionate about details and design, and we all know that a unique accessory, like stunning headphones or shoes will lift a personality. The same goes with furniture.