The story behind 1803 Artisan Deer Design is inspiring. A family run business sustainably farming deer with a nose to tail philosophy (a traditional ethos where one makes the most out of the whole animal) through collaborating with Australian artisans using the natural bi-products of the deer - the hides and antlers.
The hides are particularly striking when used as throws - and the close-up images really highlight the tactile quality of the hide - just how soft does that look?!
1803 Artisan Deer Designs collaborate with artisans across Australia who are masters of their particular craft. The hides are tanned by traditional methods in South Australia and are available in a range of muted colours. They are buttery soft and celebrated for their individuality - no two are the same and imperfections are part of their charm.
We couldn't resist showing you some of the other products in the 1803 range - the antler-handled knives are simple and elegant and would look quite stunning on the table.
1803 Knives are made by a skilled bladesmith in Tasmania out of recycled carbon steel and stainless steel and again, each knife is different showing both the forging marks made on the steel and the individuality of the handcrafted antler handles.
1803 Artisan Deer Designs takes it's name because 1803 was the year that Deer were introduced to Australia and as a family business working in partnership with it's artisan collaborators - "together we make products that are authentic, natural and sophisticated".
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