Simon Hasan

Simon Hasan occupies the territory between ancient craft processes and industrial design. He is best known for his revival and development of the medieval process ‘cuir bouilli’: boiling leather to create an irreversibly rigid material, first used to make armour. He has pioneered the use of this technique to make unique objects and furniture.

Hasan has collaborated with a range of brands including the Fendi Foundation for Design, Danish design-textile company Kvadrat, and Wallpaper Magazine. Through these collaborations he has explored diverse dialogues between design, process, fashion and crafts.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, with an MA in Design Products, Hasan now has his own studio practice in London. His work has been exhibited internationally. In 2011 he was part of the Design Museum‘s Designers in Residence programme.