Steve Sechrest, COCOCOHome – Co-founder, Charlotte NC

Old Attic

Old Attic is a throwback.  Made in the same tannery in Italy that produces classic leathers such as Brompton and Berkshire, Old Attic was cool before those leathers were a twinkle in Bernardo’s eye.  It only comes in one color.  Brown. That should tell you something about the ethos behind Old Attic.

Old Attic is a waxy pull-up leather with a pretty cognac undertone that comes through as it distresses, and get ready because it does distress.  The waxy surface will have varying degrees of a matte finish or moderate sheen.  It may have splotchy areas where the finish seems marred or missing.  It may have dark spots that will become more evident as the leather wears in and the cognac burst emerges.

You should expect significant variation in color from hide to hide and even within a hide, but the overall effect when upholstered is simply stunning.  The natural finish will reveal the character of the underlying animal including fat lines and healed scars.

One of our genius customers came up with the perfect analogy to explain Old Attic.  The picture at left is my daughter and as you can see she lives in New York and wears jeans with holes in them.  On purpose.  Even when it is cold.  And she pays extra to get the jeans with the holes in them.  That is how you should think about Old Attic. It is not for you if you want pretty or pristine. But if you appreciate real and rustic it makes a statement. 

The name, Old Attic, is perfect.  Think about finding an old leather steamer trunk that came out of someone’s attic and the leather is old and worn in spots, but you can still see in it the original beauty of the rich, dark brown leather.

Old Attic  is a versatile leather that is well suited for use on contemporary pieces or for an authentic vintage look on Classic or tufted pieces.  

Examples of Old Attic Leather

Steve Sechrest, COCOCOHome – Co-founder, Charlotte NC

Old Attic

 

Old Attic is a throwback.  Made in the same tannery in Italy that produces classic leathers such as Brompton and Berkshire, Old Attic was cool before those leathers were a twinkle in Bernardo’s eye.  It only comes in one color.  Brown. That should tell you something about the ethos behind Old Attic.

Old Attic is a waxy pull-up leather with a pretty cognac undertone that comes through as it distresses, and get ready because it does distress.  The waxy surface will have varying degrees of a matte finish or moderate sheen.  It may have splotchy areas where the finish seems marred or missing.  It may have dark spots that will become more evident as the leather wears in and the cognac burst emerges.

You should expect significant variation in color from hide to hide and even within a hide, but the overall effect when upholstered is simply stunning.  The natural finish will reveal the character of the underlying animal including fat lines and healed scars.

 

 

 

One of our genius customers came up with the perfect analogy to explain Old Attic.  The picture below is my daughter and as you can see she lives in New York and wears jeans with holes in them.  On purpose.  Even when it is cold.  And she pays extra to get the jeans with the holes in them.  That is how you should think about Old Attic. It is not for you if you want pretty or pristine. But if you appreciate real and rustic it makes a statement. 

The name, Old Attic, is perfect.  Think about finding an old leather steamer trunk that came out of someone’s attic and the leather is old and worn in spots, but you can still see in it the original beauty of the rich, dark brown leather.

 

Old Attic  is a versatile leather that is well suited for use on contemporary pieces or for an authentic vintage look on Classic or tufted pieces.  

Examples of Old Attic Leather

North Carolina

COCOCO Home
19725 Oak St #5
Cornelius, NC 28031
+1 (704) 892-6680
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STORE HOURS: Open Mon - Fri 10-5 EST / Sat 10-4 EST / Sun by Appointment
Text: +1(704)996-4343 for after/off hour appointments

Note: Our Cornelius, NC showroom doubles as our corporate offices. Located just north of charlotte in the Lake Norman area, our showroom is 4500 square feet in a renovated cotton mill dating back to 1895. We display many of our styles and also may have samples for sale off of the floor. We have what is probably the largest selection of leathers anywhere and a wide selection of fabrics and colors.

Atlanta, GA

COCOCO Home
3072 Early Street at West Paces Ferry
Atlanta, GA 30305
+1 (404) 410-1169
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STORE HOURS: Open Mon - Fri 10-6 EST / Sat 10-5 EST / Sun 12-5 EST
Text: +1(980) 229-5531 for after/off hour appointments

Note: Our Georgia showroom is located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead Village near the Buckhead Atlanta project and right around the corner from RH’s new Atlanta showroom.

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