handmade in the studio.
Using traditional leather working tools and techniques
every item is handmade from high quality
vegetable tanned harness leather.
the elegance of harness leather.
Harness leather is a sensational leather - robust and elegant at the same time.
It is greatly influenced by its environment and will initially
change colour when exposed to sunlight.
Better with age.
In time each product will develop a unique and individual look
when taking on scuffs and memories of your everyday life.
Explore Silleknotte's matching set offers and
choose your favourite combination of leather styles.
Whether it is a bag and a key holder or a belt and a wallet.
You are in for a treat!
Many things in life get better with time - a SILLEKNOTTE product becomes part of who you are while taking on scuffs and memories of your everyday life. I believe that the products I create should last for many years – a lifetime even – carried and used daily, mirroring a unique and individual lifestyle. That is the spirit in which they were created.
As its name implies, harness leather has strong equestrian ties. A sensational leather with a smooth surface, it’s noticeably strong and quite firm. Horse lovers appreciate its versatility, as the ideal leather for all kinds of accoutrements, such as saddlebags, straps, belts and, of course, harnesses.
CRAFTSMANSHIP & DESIGN.
High quality vegetable tanned harness leather is matched with simple forms, accentuating fine details, a high level of craftsmanship and the natural beauty within the material. Using traditional leather working tools and techniques, every item is handmade, the final product being as much a result of instinct as it is of education and history.
The name Silleknotte derives from a south-Danish dialect – from my grandmother Marie Petrine. She loved to watch the horse races and always chose a favourite horse. Usually that horse was the underdog – the last one. She would call that horse Silleknotte. Whether it lost or won, it was still her favourite.
SILLEKNOTTE is first and foremost the story about love and passion for harness leather. With a creative and modern approach, I endeavour to create a renewed interest in harness leather and the hand-made product. My focus is on craftsmanship and high quality materials in close companionship with Scandinavian design principles.