November 11, 2020

Bill Amberg Pushes the Ancient Form of Leather Upholstery with Graphic Prints

Yinka Ilori, Love is Blind. Photography by Helen Cathcart.

Leather has been gilded, painted, and embossed for millennia. Bill Amberg Print pushes the ancient art form by digitally printing bull hides for upholstery and interior architectural use, apparent in his Designer Collection 2020, a collaboration with Moore & Giles and international creatives. Fusing his British and Nigerian heritage, Yinka Ilori offers color-laden Love is Blind, a response to For Every One by Jason Reynolds. Amber Khokhar’s print Decagram explores geometries emanating out from a 10-pointed star. Bethan Gray offers up ultramarine-striped Inky Dhow, inspired by the sails of dhow boats. Ghanaian-British Kesewa Aboah’s A Piece of Alba layers dry pigment to portray imagery derived from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Amber Khokhar’s print Decagram.
Bethan Gray, Inky Dhow. Photography by Helen Cathcart.
Kesewa Aboah, A Piece of Alba. Photography by Helen Cathcart.

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