Perhaps my obsession with leather somehow signifies that I can never be vegetarian. I completely admit that I have a leather fetish. The sight, the smell and the touch of leather do turn me on. There’s nothing better than a distressed beat-up leather. It's a known fact that leather undeniably gets better as it ages. So you can just imagine how ecstatic I was when I stumbled upon a really interesting lifestyle brand from Japan focusing on leather at the Void Showroom in Paris.
T.A.S. is an innovative conceptual leather accessories label from Tokyo founded by Tetsuya Ando, a former production manager of darkstyle cult label Julius. It specializes on creating functional artisanal leatherware. T.A.S. collaborates with the best Japanese artisans to produce unique wearable art that bridges Japan’s rich traditional culture to the fast-paced modern world.
At the Void Showroom, T.A.S. presented leather in all its glory from wearable accessories and jewelry to decorative homeware. Initially, T.A.S. was a clothing and accessories brand that eventually evolved into a lifestyle brand offering pretty much everything you can think of. Below are some of their obras on display at the showroom. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to include a photo of the coolest water-resistant umbrella made of leather that I have ever seen in this lifetime!
Big thanks to T.A.S.'s Taka Arakawa and Void Showroom's Esben Blegvad for making this feature possible.
All images provided by T.A.S.
Check out www.t-a-s-japan.com for more leather eye candy!