As Seen in LeCool Dublin
Whilst I read the Grimm Brothers classic The Elves & the Shoemaker to the three-year-old one night, I was struck by its tactile description of sewn leather and the arduous process of making things by hand, beautifully conveyed in this fairytale. It made me reflect on our relationship with everyday objects: how one is now far removed from the wonder of manufacture, and no surprises then that the act of disposal consumption has become too easy.
Here’s a chance to revitalize the wonder of how things are made by watching Hans Mannerhagen, the Master upholsterer for Fritz Hansen, sew the classic Arne Jacobsen Egg chair by hand (traditionally using 1200 stitches per chair). You will also have the chance to hand-pick a beautiful Sorensen leather hide to be sewn onto your own Egg whilst having clever design-led conversations with the designerati present.