On a recent trip to Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen this summer we admired vegetable-tanned leather goods from MO Denmark (especially the cutlery pockets, our new obsession). The goods—aprons, place mats, wall hooks, and more—are made from the hides of sustainably raised cattle on the island of Funen in Demark. The hides are tanned using vegetable-tanning techniques and finished with natural fat; the pale cognac color of the tanning deeps with age and use. Here’s a look at some of our favorite products.
Above: The Bib Apron in vegetable-tanned leather; 3,200 DKK ($472).
Above: The Waist Apron has a substantial brass buckle that fastens in the back; 2,400 DKK ($350).
Above: The Small Placemat (shown) is meant for a single dish or light breakfast. It’s 8 by 12.5 inches for 320 DKK ($48). The Large Placemat is 480 DKK ($71).
Above: The Long Strap (about 6.5 inches long) can be used to hold hangers, tea towels, and bath towels; 400 DKK ($60).
Above: The Sommelier Apron has extra belts for holding tea towels; 2,000 DKK ($300).
Above: The Magazine Holder is a wall-mounted pocket with brass mounting screws. It measures about 14 by 10 inches and is 920 DKK ($135).
Above: The Leather Cushion is available with naturally tanned leather or in a darker brown; 800 DKK ($118).
Above: The Cutlery Pocket is made for a fork and knife held with brass buttons. The leather is finished with natural fat for dirt resistance; 480 DKK ($70).
Above: The Desk Mat can be used as a large mouse pad or dining table place mat. Measures about 12.5 by 16.5 inches; 640 DKK ($94).
For more leather home goods, see our posts:
- Intimately Crafted: Custom Leather Storage Goods from an LA Artisan
- DIY: A Storage Tray Made from a Single Piece of Leather
- 10 Easy Pieces: Leather Cabinet Hardware
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