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

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