It’s really no secret that, here at Timothy Oulton, we love leather. Whilst we’ve long since used hide to create our high quality leather sofas and pleasingly retro armchairs, we also know there’s more to leather than seating – and that this multi-tasking material can be used in a variety of creative ways to produce contemporary furniture that stands the test of time. Here are a few of our top picks:
Shabby Coffee Table
Now we’re not one to blow our own trumpets too often… but dare we say it, Shabby might just be the cleverest designer coffee table we’ve ever created. Ingenious proof that opposites most definitely do attract, this nifty table features one half finished in rustic English reclaimed timber – a solid, stable platform on which to place cups of tea, candles, coffee table books or whatever other daily essentials you so desire. Meanwhile, the other half is cushioned in luxuriously soft hand-finished leather, ready and waiting for you to kick your feet up and relax in style. Partnerships don’t come much more perfect than that!
Where better than this most decadent of desks to perfect your pen flourishes? A handsome piece of designer furniture that takes its craftsmanship seriously, our Monaco Desk comes clad in butter-soft chocolate or graphite Rango leather panels, and is hand polished with lamb’s wool to bring out its naturally pebbled grain. With a subtle nod to vintage travel trunks, Monaco’s lush leather, understated black metal trim, four concealed drawers and warm interior wood panelling makes it an inspiring – and not a little imposing – place to sit when you simply have to get the job done.
Our range of leather chests and trunks bring just a touch of the golden age of travel into your home, creating functional, beautiful pieces to put to good use and enjoy every day. Named after Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, where our founder Tim honed his craft, this trunk comes in a wide range of durable, tactile leather finishes that radiate warmth, creating luxury from the most practical of modern living room furniture pieces. Featuring attractive wooden banding, luxurious hand-finished details in brass, aluminium and steel, and thoughtful finishing touches such as a lift-up lid for additional storage, we think every home could benefit from an Ampleforth Chest.
Lord Digsby Footstool
The perfect partner to one of our range of classic leather Chesterfield sofas, or as a stand-alone addition to add a little masculine heft to a softer furnishing theme, Lord Digsby is a perfectly gregarious host – confidently polished and comfortably upholstered. Inspired by 19th century design and available in a range of shapes and sizes to suit your home’s dimensions, this hand-tufted footstool looks at its very best wrapped in hide, with a studded taped leather trim around the bottom edge giving a refined finish.
Hudson Bar Cabinet
We’ve made no secret of the fact we love a good shindig at home – and with the help of our Hudson Bar Cabinet, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying a great night in. A warmer, worn-in reinvention of our classic aviation-inspired Spitfire finish, Hudson is clad in a patchwork of black Fury leather panels, all affixed to each other with hand-applied black studs. Aniline dye ensures Hudson exudes personality from every pore, with the leather’s rich multi-tonal hues allowing its natural character to shine through. Featuring multiple compartments and ample space to stash all your favourite tipples, you’ll be whipping your way through our list of the best welcome cocktails for your next party in no time – chin-chin!
Heard the saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”? Well, forget all that nonsense – because our Paris Trunk is the true definition of a magnificent multi-tasker. The first trunk that Timothy Oulton ever designed, this smart little number can turn its hand to all manner of purposes. Handy occasional table? Check. Generous storage space? Check. Drop-dead handsome statement piece? Check, check, check! Inspired by the romance and adventure of long sea voyages from a bygone era, Paris boasts vintage charm to spare, with impeccable sprung locks and hand-applied studs adding to its dapper flair. Whilst Paris is available in a variety of fabrics and finishes, we think the weathered glamour of Vintage Cigar leather suits this eternally classic beauty down to the ground.
Who says your design statements have to come from designer furniture? We understand the power of a well-placed cushion, which is why we pay every bit as much attention to our home accessories as we do to our larger furniture pieces. Channelling the vibrancy and elegance of the Roaring Twenties, our leather-clad Jessie Cushion wears its playful flapper fringe with verve. Jessie comes in two colour options: super-soft Destroyed Raw, or inviting Old Saddle Black leather – the home furnishing equivalent of the little black dress – both hand-finished for peerless quality and style.
Looking for some knockout finishing touches to add to your interior? Our trio of vintage leather Sporting Collectibles will deliver a winningly nostalgic, strikingly original sprinkling of quirk amidst your living room furniture. These wonderfully-weathered reproductions of early 20th-century sporting items – a rugby ball, dumbbell and pair of boxing gloves – are all hand-stitched and hand-crafted in our beautifully burnished Vintage Cigar hide, and are sure to become a unique talking point amongst any house guests. Game on!