Engineered leather supplier, ELeather, has launched a dedicated design support service, named ‘Design for Good’. The service is intended as a platform for collaboration, providing designers across all markets with inspiration, information and support for working with engineered leather in the aircraft cabin.
ELeather says that as it began issuing regular trend collections and venturing into more markets, it received positive feedback from designers, with many getting in touch to discuss the best use of engineered leather, the newest colour-matching techniques, and upholstery and interior design trends. In response, the ELeather team created a collaboration resource for designers, providing access to relevant information and a file library. The platform also offers overviews of new and past collections, as well as insights into colour and texture trends.
The service includes a designer toolkit, which designers can use to visualise how engineered leather could look in their application. By signing up for free, designers will receive access to 3D rendering files for all grains.
“Modern consumers crave unique experiences only available through high performing and more environmentally friendly solutions,” said Nico den Ouden, chief commercial officer at ELeather. “Yet many designers are unaware of how to get the best out of innovative materials such as engineered leather. ‘Design for Good’ was created to help designers understand how to use responsibly produced yet robust materials.”
The Design for Good support service is now live at design4good.co.uk featuring Tactile Neutrals, the first of ELeather’s 2020 trend collections.
Nicky Fox, head of design at ELeather added, “As a designer, I enjoy challenging preconceived ideas about design, in order to find a new way forward. We wanted to create a centralised hub for designers with the same mindset. The support service will enable designers in every industry to understand how to specify engineered leather, and I’ll be on-hand to help design teams to find the best solution for each project.”