Genevieve Bennett: craftswoman in leather

Friday, 7 September 2012

Pintuck by Genevieve Bennett
British textile designer Genevieve Bennett specialises in leather tiles and sculpted panels; although most of her commissions are for wallcoverings, some designs can also be used on floors and furniture.

Damask, sculpted leather panelling 

Each piece is made to order and is a variation on a wide range of traditional techniques and processes such as debossed or engraved, inlaid or relief leather.

Maze, layered relief leather
Genevieve is regularly commissioned by private home owners or architects to create bespoke wall panellings and even has a royal residence under her belt.

Parasol Trelli, engraved leather

Recently she has designed a leather-clad engraved folding screen for Knoll and been nominated for the Elle Deco British Design Award. Subscribers can read more about Bennett and other creatives working in leather in our materials report, Leather: interiors trend analysis.

Deco, sculpted leather panelling

Facet, inlaid leather panelling

Harlequin, engraved relief leather

Starflower, debossed leather

Tigerflower, debossed leather panelling