4800 Burnet Rd Suite D-450, Austin, TX 78756
Gràcia is one of the newest additions to Austin's thriving food scene, and the third local restaurant for owner Cameron Lockley. This was our first opportunity to work with him and we couldn't feel luckier for this chance to show him what we can do!
Working with natural veg-tan leather brings a variety of extra tasks compared to some of the other leathers we use. Where most leathers are dyed and packed with oils and waxes with a variety of finishes, "veg-tan", or vegetable tanned leather is carefully tanned with natural tannins like woods, barks, fruits, fruit pods, and leaves.
It is raw, unfinished, and truly beautiful.
For this project the books are oiled but not dyed, and treated with water resistant finishes. The edges are beveled and burnished for smoothness.
We've added a chipboard insert between the layers of leather for longlasting stiffness and the logo is laser engraved.
This menu holds legal size paper secured with a leather lacing which runs down the inside of the spine.
Over time this book will patina and gain character as it ages. It's the perfect specimen of a modern looking book made with more traditional leathercraft.
To match the menu, we also created a leather check presenter with pockets for credit card and receipt, along with a leather loop to hold a pen.
These are one of our favorite recent leather creations and we are thankful to Gràcia for the opportunity and trust they put in us to make these beautiful leather books.