Choosing The Leather – Striking a balance in between

In this blog post, we delve into two of Hermès’ leather materials relevant to our Nocturne Azure Messenger: Barenia Faubourg and Swift, while also discussing our decision to opt for a leather that strikes a balance between these two options.

Hermès Barenia Faubourg: renowned for its unparalleled quality, exceptional durability, and luxurious feel. Sourced from the finest French calf leather, this exquisite material undergoes a meticulous tanning process that imparts it with a rich, lustrous patina over time. What sets Barenia Faubourg leather apart is its remarkable versatility – it can be crafted into a wide range of leather goods, including handbags, wallets, and accessories, each showcasing the leather’s natural beauty and timeless elegance.

One of the most distinctive features of Barenia Faubourg leather is its ability to develop a unique and individualized patina with use. As the leather ages, it acquires a beautiful depth of color and a subtle sheen that enhances its visual appeal. This patina is a testament to the leather’s exceptional quality and craftsmanship, making each piece truly one-of-a-kind. Barenia Faubourg was the option that closely matched what I envisioned for the Nocturne Azure Messenger. However, as I desired a finer grain, I didn’t stop there.

Barenia Foubourg, Nocturne Azure,Swift - 1
Barenia Foubourg, Nocturne Azure,Swift

Hermès Swift: In contrast to the rich patina of Barenia Faubourg leather, Hermès Swift leather is prized for its smooth, sleek finish and vibrant color palette. Made from premium calfskin leather, Swift leather is renowned for its buttery soft texture and supple feel, making it a favorite choice for luxury handbags and accessories.

What sets Swift leather apart is its ability to retain vivid, saturated colors, making it the perfect canvas for Hermès’ iconic vibrant hues. From bold reds and electric blues to soft pastels and classic neutrals, Swift leather showcases brighter color with absolute excellence.

Despite its softness, Swift leather is surprisingly resilient and resistant to scratches and scuffs, making it a practical choice for everyday use. Its smooth surface also makes it easy to clean and maintain. We opted for a higher level of leather firmness to align with the specific shape we envisioned for our design.

Craftsmanship, quality, and uniqueness are the cornerstones of our commitment to our handcrafted leather goods. We take pride in ensuring that the leather used in the Nocturne Azure Messenger embodies the best qualities of both types, reflecting our dedication to excellence.




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