A closer look
Derived from stingray, it’s important that Shagreen is made from sustainable resources. It is otherwise called ‘Galuchat’ after the artisan trader, Jean-Claude Galuchat, who brought it into popularity in the mid-18th century.
Shagreen is a truly exotic, richly textured, strong material which has been used for centuries as a decorative surface. And for the last century shagreen has been used to add a touch of luxury to interiors. Embraced by the Art Deco movement in the 1920s and 1930s, Shagreen was used for interior panelling, furniture and accessories and barware.
The material’s natural rich texture create lustrous small facets, which are visually fascinating. Natural light highlights the detail and variation of the skin. Shagreen combines with other materials to add a touch of elegance.