Simon Hassan Leather Vessels


Simon Hassan Industrial Makeshift vending machine


Tortie Hoare


Industrial Makeshift

19th July 2010

Exploring the relationship between craft and modern industry and questioning the role of handmade in a mass produced world, the latest project from Simon Hassan is fantastic.

Responding to a brief set out by the Northhampton Blink Festival to create a site specific installation in the towns 700 year old market square he has continued to use his method of traditional leather working and has hand crafted 400 objects which can be bought from a coin operated vending machine.

All the pieces are moulded in the forms of mass produced objects such as coke bottles or tack to be found in pound shops. Each object is made from boiled leather, polyurethane resin and linen thread.

Each piece is selling for £3 each and all proceeds going to the market traders fund.

Inspired by Hassan's work I am sure! Tortie Hoare was one of my favorites on show at New designers part 2.

Also referencing a long lost technique of boiling leather from medieval times she lets the form of the boiled leather dictate the outcome of her furniture.


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