Lino Leather

Lino leather is a material research into linoleum. Changes have been made in the production process and in the substance composition of linoleum, in order to develop a more tactile material with a wider range of application possibilities.

Linoleum is made from natural materials like: linseed oil, wood fibres, pine resin, limestone and lignin. Unfortunately, the material created with these components is still, after 100 years, mainly applied as a flooring material. But by leaving out the pigments and the limestone and by pressing a fibre net in between two layers of Lino leather, the material gains depth, becomes more flexible and self-supporting and gains the advantage of two useable sides instead of one. The combination of these characteristics has led to a vegan material that is similar to saddle leather and can be applied in furniture and fashion accessories.

To meet the commercial standards, the existing flooring material linoleum contains a lot of pigments to prevent colour change, which results in a material without any dept. Next to that, linoleum is rolled as smooth as possible. These features can give linoleum a bleak and sterile look. Because Lino leather is created out of a more soft and flexible substance than Linoleum, the material can gain a rumen leather like texture during production. This characteristic, in addition to the materials heavy weight makes Lino leather also suitable as an acoustic wall covering.

2018

In collaboration with Forbo flooring

acoustic wall tiles

Don Yaw Kwaning

vegetal saddle leather like linoleum

Lino Leather process

A home made leather like material  created with natural components like wood fibres & linseed oil.

2017

smooth frontside
translucent & opaque frontside
fine wood fibre texture backside
translucent & opaque backside
charcoal // smooth frontside,  textured backside, elephant skin
wood fibre texture in different roughnesses