Leather, Art and Function: Custom Bike Saddles

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Leather, Art and Function: Custom Bike Saddles

Artist Kara Ginther carves and designs custom leather bicycle seats. These gorgeous seats are too good for my cruiser, but they'd be beautiful on an artisan, vintage or simple-framed bike.

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Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist
Design, bicycle, seat, saddle, leather, carve, artist

She also crafts belts, bags, shoes and basically anything leather. Find out how to place a custom order at her website. She has collaborated with Wallpaper*, is working with Tweed Run on a limited addition herringbone saddle and has products available at Anthropologie.

Some other artistic design articles you might enjoy:

Lost in Sofa and Sleepy Chair: Furniture Design
Industrial Design: Portable Artisan Bicycles
Mid-Century Modern: Illustrated Cut-Outs

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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