Materials

Materials are the backbone of Gosling design. Only the best is used: woods of the finest grain; leather of the highest quality; as well as a plethora of other materials, both modern and classical, used in interesting and ingenious ways. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Sketching a design.
Sketching a design.
Woods of the finest grain; depth of colour; and faultless consistency.
Woods of the finest grain; depth of colour; and faultless consistency.
Interesting and unique grains.
Interesting and unique grains.
Shagreen samples in multitude of shades: here showing the spine of the male sting ray, considered a great design feature.
Shagreen samples in multitude of shades: here showing the spine of the male sting ray, considered a great design feature.
Shagreen is used to cover or \'wrap\' furniture.
Shagreen is used to cover or \'wrap\' furniture.
Leather may also be stamped or embossed to achieve a croc effect.
Leather may also be stamped or embossed to achieve a croc effect.
Tooling on leather is an ancient skill, done by hand.
Tooling on leather is an ancient skill, done by hand.
Gold tooling.
Gold tooling.
Sheets of vellum (calfskin).
Sheets of vellum (calfskin).
Skilled craftsmen apply vellum - again process only done by hand.
Skilled craftsmen apply vellum - again process only done by hand.
Gold leaf applied to a yellow gesso (base).
Gold leaf applied to a yellow gesso (base).
Gold leaf applied to a yellow gesso (base).
Gold leaf applied to a yellow gesso (base).
Sketching on gold leaf eglomise.
Sketching on gold leaf eglomise.
Veneer samples to be applied by hand.
Veneer samples to be applied by hand.
Tools of the trade.
Tools of the trade.
Sketching a design.