There is hardly any literature on the use of this material. Asian artisans who were dedicated to the manufacture of army suits, fell in love with this material, using it above all for the hilt of samurai sabers. The Galuchat or Shagreen leather is an elegant material normally used in luxury items production.
It was in the eighteenth century when Jean Claude Galuchat, a renowned French craftsman, began to use it to produce furniture. He made pieces and objects for the high French aristocracy and for King Louis XV, a great admirer of this material
Currently, pieces can be found in the great museums worldwide, such as the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.
At Objet Particulier, we combine both, the ancient technique of the French artisans with the latest technology to provide our customers with what we call “innovative craftsmanship”.