The beauty of leather – the essence
It seems that it’s rather impossible to answer the question – what’s beauty? The notion of beauty seems to be too complicated to have one all encompassing answer. There are simply to many factors influencing the way we perceive the world around us and abstract categories are just it, too abstract to be objectively measurable through the lenses of beauty. Therefore, it’s safe to leave beauty in general aside and focus on what’s beauty to individual people and what forms can it take.
One interesting aspect of beauty that’s somehow frequently disregarded is the texture. It’s the actual substance of a given form. Think for example of a table – form is the actual shape of the table and its substance is the material it’s made of such as wood. What’s interesting, many people consider something beautiful only because of its form. It’s the shape and size and general appearance that makes something beautiful for these people. Not many of them have a glance at what’s it made of. It’s actually a sad thing that the very essence – the substance is so thoroughly overlooked and forgotten.
Of course, it doesn’t; really mean that people aren’t affected by the actual material, they are, but somehow on the conscious level they tend to forget about it. The wood is overlooked and isn’t weighed as a factor that’s responsible for creation of beauty. Let’s consider another example to make it even more understandable. What’s the beauty of leather and is its inner beauty recognizable more than other materials?
To answer the question what’s the beauty of leather honestly it’s also best to have a concrete example, a from to look at and touch. Just imagine a leather sofa that’s deep red and shines brightly. Can you see it? If so, can you touch it and feel the texture of the leather and can you smell it and feel this inner leathery smell that’s slightly intoxicating if it’s longer there? If all your answers are yes, move on to the next part to truly understand the beauty of leather.
The beauty of leather – collection of sofas
The beauty of leather in case of the above described example lies in the smell, texture and look that are mixed together. Leather sofa and the beauty of leather is in its natural soft feeling, gentleness to the touch and overall look of eternal elegance. In case of leather it seems that the limitations of shape and size are overcome and left over. The material, the inherent beauty of leather start to play the main part and draw attention. In this case it’s the substance that creates beauty and draws attention, the form serves only as a completion, important but not overwhelming.