Sectional Upcycling: Leftover Shoe Leather to Sofa Cushions

From patent to motorcycle and more leathers come in many forms and finishes, making it a clever candidate for collaging into new shapes with juxtaposed colors and patterns.

Stitched from scraps without fresh dye, new treatments or spot cleaning, this neat patchwork pillow shows the marks of its manufactured origins and suggests an easy way to upcycle unused materials directly from factory floors.

But hopefully this is just the beginning – there are worlds of possibilities along these same lines: hybrid jackets, boots and gloves to whole handbags, maybe even Frankenstein-style chairs and sectionals too.

Upcycled, embossed, repackaged and irreverently ridden by Italian designers of HeyTeam, this curious piece gives new meaning to the term ‘floor model’ (and will hopefully be found for sale soon).

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