Spinneybeck Color Work

I oversaw the color selection and execution of three new collections of Spinneybeck upholstery leather. This required working with the sales team to understand clients’ needs and conducting general market research to better understand industry competitors and trends in fashion, art, and color. It also required understanding the restraints and abilities of the new leather types, which depended on the different tanning and finishing processes. Umbria, an embossed two-toned leather offered in a range of 20 rich tones, was introduced in 2015. Launched in 2016, Rugata, is a rich leather that features a natural, shrunken grain in eight earthy colors. In addition, thirteen new colors were added to Spinneybeck’s popular Velluto Pelle line in 2016, originally introduced in 1962. (2014–16)

Photography: Bob O’Connor