Our original trades are sheathing, gilding and embossing on leather to produce panels of the Cordoba leather type but also much more contemporary embossing.
True craftsmen, our sheath makers, leather workers, gilders and furniture saddlers have mastered an exceptional know-how recognised by the Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) label, awarded by the French government (since 2007 and renewed 3 times).
Wallet - Designer Pierre Charrié / Photo Baptiste Heller
Pedestal table - Designer Elliott Barnes for Delisle
Desk - Design Reda Amalou / Photo Mickael Bernard
Wallet - Design Pierre Charrié / Photo Baptiste Heller
Lamp - Designer Elliott Barnes for Delisle
Office - Olivier Dollé
Dressing room - Design Damien Langlois-Meurinne
Fake leather book
Sheathing is applying a flexible material by gluing it to a surface. Thus we sheath leather or fabric on boxes, furniture, floors, walls and other panels of all shapes and sizes.
Our techniques can be applied to any type of support: starred restaurants have sheathed menus and some palaces have opted for walls of fake books that we make to measure. Several beautiful Parisian boutiques have staircase banisters sheathed by the Maison Fey.
In a completely different field, we create exceptional furniture, custom-made cases for the greatest jewellers and watchmakers; and recently, we created bars covered in stone leaf which combine the beauty of stone with the lightness of leaf.
Marking & Gilding
We use the roller and the embossing machine to make a relief marking. This is called tone on tone, i.e. without colour. The material is just "engraved". To make a coloured or gold marking, a gold or coloured film must be inserted between the leather and the tool. The colour appears on the leather by transfer.
Fake book cover with gold stamping
Embossed Cordoba leather
Embossing is a technique for creating relief shapes in paper or other deformable material. Afterwards, we can either leave this relief neutral or paint it. To make an embossing, we have shapes on so-called embossing plates which we can make to order or use existing plates.
We take care of all the manufacturing steps: embossing, assembly by joints, hand painting of the background and the reliefs and if necessary protective varnish.
We make Cordoba leather panels for walls, ceilings, headboards, chairs and even floors. This ancient technique can be applied to leather, stone sheet, or even wood sheet.
Maison Fey has about fifty embossing plates in classic or contemporary style. We can also engrave your design on a plate if you wish to have an exclusive model.
23 - Chain
Design: Sophie Bohrt
Painting on leather
The painting of the leather is usually done in Cordoba leather panels. If it is a coloured background that is desired, then the colour is applied with a spray gun. If it is the reliefs that are to be painted, this is done by hand with a brush. This is a long and extremely meticulous process.
Embroidered Cordoba leather
Embroidery on leather
Restoration of leather objects
We restore or re-create leather-covered boxes, armchair covers, clock or alarm clock cases, antique book edges and covers, furniture...