Natural Materials

Our mother nature gives us the opportunity to work with unique materials such as Galuchat and Straws. All the process is made with the hands of small farmers in Asia and Europe, starting from the fishery, harvesting the wheat and ending with the pieces production.

Galuchat

The Stingray leather is a very special exotic skin due to its hardness and formulation. The skin is composed by an upper layer pearl and it comes from a variety of the stingray specie that lives in Southeast of Asia. 

Natural Materials

Our mother nature gives us the opportunity to work with unique materials such as Galuchat and Straws. All the process is made with the hands of small farmers in Asia and Europe, starting from the fishery, harvesting the wheat and ending with the pieces production.

Galuchat

The Stingray leather is a very special exotic skin due to its hardness and formulation. The skin is composed by an upper layer pearl and it comes from a variety of the stingray specie that lives in Southeast of Asia. 

Ancient Craft

It apparently began to be used in the VIII century, in the Samurai’s sabre grip, or medicine box. It was in the XVIII century when Jean Claude Galuchat a well-known artisan started to produce unique furniture pieces made with this exotic skin. He produced a great variety of stingray leather objects for the king Luis XV and the French aristocracy. Since then, the material bears his name. 

Nowadays we can find galuchat pieces in many renowned art museums, such as Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. 

 

Art Deco era – the 30’s

Jean Michel Frank was the responsible of bringing this material again to the furniture design, using the stingray leather in almost every piece he designed.

Straws

Sraw marquetry is the craft of creating a panel using well-flattened wheat straws. It requires patience because our artisans have to select each straw to bring exquisite pieces to life.

The uniqueness of this material allow us to decorate any kind of surface: wall covering, headboards, mirrors, decorative boxes, tables, cabinets…