Anne is a fine artist with a background
in architecture. Luke is a designer with a background in Engineering. Deckle
and Hide is their love child, born in the Spring of 2012.
In the time since, the Deckle and Hide
range has rapidly grown to include an array of quality, handmade products, sold
online and through selected retail stores throughout Australia. The Deckle and
Hide range includes leather goods, botanical candles and fine art prints.
Their design philosophy is “minimalist”.
Each piece is designed for one purpose based on the ease of use, durability and
aesthetic appeal. Each product is hand made from carefully selected materials
and ingredients, sourced from around the globe.
Their material philosophy is “whole”.
They use 100% natural ingredients and strive to use the “whole” element,
whether plant or animal, to provide a healthy, less wasteful and eco-conscious
alternative to other products on the market today.
All D&H leather goods are hand
crafted in Australia. Each item is designed, cut and stitched by the hands of
one individual craftsman, using traditional artisan tools and techniques. Deckle
and Hide do not mass-manufacture. Rather, all products are made-to-order.
Each D&H leather good is made from
full grain, vegetable tanned bovine hide and kangaroo leather laced detailing
for strength and durability. Each piece is conditioned with natural oil and
finished with beeswax. The leather is not dyed. Rather, each piece is allowed
to develop its own unique, aged patina through use.
Deckle and Hide candles are made from
100% botanical ingredients. They are made from ethically grown, GM free,
pesticide free soy wax. Unlike most scented candles available today, D&H
candles do not contain chemical scents. Rather, each candle is scented with
100% essential oils, sourced from around the globe. Thus, when each D+H candle
burns, it not only emits a beautiful scent but also a vast array of health
benefits associated with essential oils.
You will notice that because D&H
candles are so pure they do not produce thick black smoke when burning, thus
keeping the glass jar relatively clean and clear at all times.