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年轻的设计师使用传统的皮革工作技术来创建受澳大利亚景观的配件

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Liam Dillon是一室公寓的一家制造商,将他的所有设计从一种材料制作:蔬菜鞣制袋鼠皮革。它听起来很善良,但这是澳大利亚市场上最具可持续的皮革,由利亚姆的独奏手工业制作更加环保,这是避免现代制造工艺,支持传统的皮革工作技术。

皮革工匠已经建造了他的品牌,Liam Dillon Designs, around this single substance, crafting unisex accessories like envelope folded backpacks, zipped money pouches and pocket-sized wallets by hand. We visited him at his Brunswick studio (inside theParigina鞋类他训练的鞋厂!)了解有关他的专业贸易的更多信息。

12th January, 2021

皮革工匠利亚姆迪希尔在布伦瑞克拥有一名车间,位于帕鲁尼岛鞋类鞋类厂内,他为学生培训!在这里,他是一系列袋鼠皮革的配件,这是政府每年进行官方害虫控制计划的天然副产品。照片 -Amelia Stanwix

Liam uses traditional machinery to craft his accessories, from awls to hammers and an old Pfaff sewing machine. Photo –Amelia Stanwix

利亚姆的车间有一个滚轮门,他打开了,在他工作的同时,让太阳(和他的狗罗西沼泽)。照片 -Amelia Stanwix

Liam employs a range of ancient techniques to while working the leather by hand, from skiving to beveling. Photo –Amelia Stanwix

虽然Liam在制作鞋类方面拥有广泛的培训,但皮革配件提供了更多的可能性来试验材料。照片 -Pete RyleandMarsha Golemac。Sculpture byJo Wilson

He works with one material only: vegetable tanned kangaroo leather. Sourced from Packers Leather tannery in Queensland, it is the most sustainable genuine leather in Australia. The hide itself is a by-product of annual government culls of pest kangaroo breeds, and then dyed with plat-based tannins derived from natural bark and leaves – making it an entirely native Australian product. Photo –Amelia Stanwix

“与人体皮肤一样,蔬菜鞣制皮革自然随着时间的推移。它可以用使用可以变暗,标记和疤痕。它随着你而变化。'照片 -Amelia Stanwix

“我染色并在木材光滑的圆形轮上吹过的边缘,随着热量和摩擦,在天然皮革上产生高光泽,在利亚姆解释道之间的许多步骤和技术。照片 -Amelia Stanwix

“我爱to collect old beautiful things that inspire me. I have a collection of books about the Australian landscape, industrial lamps, wooden boxes and a gold foil stamp that I use to mark my products,’ Liam says. ‘I am attracted to objects that tell stories and have a unique practical purpose.’ Photo –Amelia Stanwix

Liam makes zipped pouches, folded wallets and boxy backpacks with envelope flaps. Photo –Amelia Stanwix

As they are dyed with natural tannins, the leather of each piece reflects the ochre earthiness of the Australian landscape. Photo –Pete RyleandMarsha Golemac。Sculpture byJo Wilson

Some weathered treasures in the workshop. Photo –Amelia Stanwix

'袋鼠是野生动物,所以他们的皮肤经常被伤痕累累或标记。他们参加战斗,他们穿过苛刻的澳大利亚丛林,他们被昆虫咬伤。“利亚姆说,我选择在皮革中拥抱这些瑕疵,因为他们讲故事。照片 -Amelia Stanwix

Sasha Gattermayr
Tuesday 12th January 2021

'植物鞣制是一种完全自然的古老的过程,使用叶子和树皮中发现的单宁来生产无毒和可生物降解的材料。' - 利亚姆狄龙

Liam Dillon grew up on a dairy farm in South Gippsland, and trained as a painter straight out of high school. But it wasn’t until years later when he was working at a cafe in London, and made a friend who was training to be a cordwainer (a shoemaker who crafts specifically from leather) that he realised the depth of his own passion for the same material.

“我的朋友谈到了古代技能和技巧的启发,”利亚姆说。他回到澳大利亚并在RMIT的定制鞋类课程中注册,得分了Parigina鞋类in Brunswick (a family business from the ’60s making men’s formal shoes) soon after. Liam did all this with the intention of launching his own his shoe brand, but as time went on, he became more and more interested with the possibilities of leather beyond footwear.

Liam Dillon Designswas founded around a single material Liam discovered over the course of his experimentation: vegetable tanned kangaroo leather. This unique material is a natural by-product of annual pest control programs, which are overseen by the Australian government and operate under strict guidelines. As kangaroos are not farmed or bred, there is no water or land involved in cultivating their skins, all of which makes it arguably the most sustainable locally available leather.

On top of this, Liam only uses hides which are treated with plant-based dyes. ‘Vegetable tanning is a completely natural and ancient process that uses the tannins found in leaves and bark to produce a non-toxic and biodegradable material,’ Liam explains. ‘As with human skin, vegetable-tanned leather naturally ages with time. It can darken, mark and scar with use. It changes with you.’

Liam sources his kangaroo leather from thePacker昆士兰州的Tannery - 一个国际知名的家庭企业,现在由第五代包装商经营。它是他使用的唯一材料,用手切割每件,并采用传统的技术,称为“偷偷摸摸”,将皮革弯曲成造型而不会磨损折痕。切割和塑造皮革后,利亚姆在旧的PFAFF缝纫机上缝合在一起;虽然有一些较厚的碎片,但他必须用手斜面。这种故意选择单个材料意味着他可以专注于做一件事并做到这一点reallywell.

‘I work with incredibly beautiful, old machinery, knives and hand tools that I have acquired over time,’ he says. ‘Working in an old craft means that a lot of my machinery has been around longer than me.’

它可能听起来艰难而老式,但利亚姆释放了这个过程涉及的时间和焦点,它给了他对生活在他们到达他的工作室之前的生活的激烈尊重。'袋鼠是野生动物,所以他们的皮肤经常被伤痕累累或标记。他们参加战斗,他们穿过苛刻的澳大利亚丛林,他们被昆虫咬伤。我选择在皮革中拥抱这些不完美,因为他们讲述了一个故事'他说。

由于天然皮革在天然单宁染色,因此澳大利亚景观的赭石造型在利亚姆的所有设计中闪耀。它来自它来自的土地的真实代表性!

As enamoured as we are with Liam’s dedication? A selection of his pieces are available athandsandError 404。他还将摊位Rose Street Artists’ Marketin Fitzroy on the 23rd of January, the 6th and 20th of February.

Learn more about Liam Dillon Designshere

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