Leather is a part of the Amber Interiors design aesthetic. We incorporate it in subtle ways and we’re obsessed with the way it patinas with age. We’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredibly talented craftsmen over the years and today, we’re excited to tell you all about Peter Maxwell, founder of Los Angeles-based leather goods company, Made Solid. Peter and his wife (and business partner) Mia have a clear vision with their designs, constantly inspired by their surroundings, their upbringing and most importantly, western living. We’ve carried their gorgeous leather wrapped vases (natural and black) at Shoppe for the last year and today, we’re beyond excited to announce Shoppe’s collaboration with Made Solid with the release of the Shoppe x Made Solid Leather Trays. Every Made Solid product is a labor of love, handmade with extensive processes and made to last a lifetime. We sat down with Peter to discuss all things Made Solid and chat about our latest collaboration. And if you’re in LA, be sure to visit their East Hollywood storefront.
We’re super excited to collaborate with Made Solid on the brand new Shoppe x Made Solid Trays. Tell us about your creative journey and how you got here.
Why leather? Tell us about the materials and why they are so special.
We love handmade goods. Tell us about the Made Solid creation process.
What’s the life span of Made Solid leather goods?
If we’re using the best materials and I’m making the pieces as I should, our work should last a lifetime!
Where do you find your inspiration?
We are huge advocates of shopping small and supporting local artisans. What’s it like being a small business in the (relatively large) LA community? It’s big, but small. Ya know?
What’s next for Made Solid?
What’s a typical day like for you and Mia at home?
What’s the best career (or life) advice you’ve ever received?
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