ABOUT THE LEATHER
Everything begins with a journey from the Northern European mountains to the Italian tannery districts. Thus begins the second life of the first-choice leather, a creative adventure where the leading actor is the hide, and the main story is written by the artisans' hands joined by the designers' creativity.
The rest is the chronicle of product excellence. Relying on master tanners, keepers of ancient traditions, the hide is manipulated and dyed with natural anilines.
The concatenation between hand and machine is found in every chapter of this tale in a harmonious balance between research and tradition. The experimentation is broadened to employ different materials accompanying its transformation.
The versatility, one of its great qualities, ensures that it can be interpreted by the designers in unexpected ways as if it were no longer itself. Being folded, sewed, pleated, screen-printed and polished, the hide is one. So many, and, in its metamorphosis, it becomes the tissue on which it is possible to duplicate vintage geometrical motifs. The shell of a suspending sitting is not merely a covering but a structural element for the outdoors: a smooth velvet, a wrinkled fabric or one sewed with raw-cut edges.
The end of this tale sees our protagonist, the hide, deeply changed but still recognizable in its quality. A noble element, an intrinsic expression of unicity, always different and impossible to reproduce, proposed by Baxter in a new disguise, marvellous and tailored-made like a haute couture dress.