Wild Wild West – classic design reinterpreted with bison leather
"It all started with restoring old furniture in the basement beneath a family antique business on Western Avenue in Los Angeles," report the founders Mike Feldman and Jason Jones. "We were heavily inspired by one of our grandfathers, who tailored men's suits in the backroom of his dry goods business in Detroit." Since 2008, under the label Parabellum, Feldman and Jones have produced their own American bison leather, deemed to be particularly soft and known for its characteristic texture that was so sought-after in mid-19th Century New York, London and Paris. The leather specialists said, "We have reminded people of a time when luxury products lasted for life – a time when people gladly paid more if it lasted forever. We believe that this time may now be coming back."
Apart from bags and belts, you can also buy a variety of special products at Parabellum. In addition to riding saddles and Chesterfield sofas, Feldman and Jones have individualised design classics with Buffalo leather, such as the ‘Ant’ by Arne Jacobsen or the Lobby Chair by Charles and Ray Eames.