Michele H. Glick-Guarneri & Victor Guarneri
Owned and operated by husband and wife team Michele H. Glick-Guarneri and Victor Guarneri, MHG Studio is a full service leather crafts shop specializing in Architectural Leatherwork, restoration, custom leatherwork, and original furniture design. The Studio is committed to fulfilling the vision of its customers. We feel fortunate to work with clients whose endless vision and talent challenge us to continually produce the best products and to push the boundaries of leatherwork into the 21st century of design.
Opened in 1998, the studio offers handcrafted designs using exotic skins including parchment, shagreen, snakeskin, pigskin, calf, suede, ostrich, crocodile, sharkskin, and endless others. The Studio has done work for such clients as Armani, Bergdorf-Goodman, Nautica, Polo, Abercrombie & Fitch, Aero Studios and Kentshire Galleries. We also have an extensive designer client base consisting of firms such as Jed Johnson Associates, David Easton, David Kleinberg, The Rockwell Group and many others.
The company prides itself on mixing old world leather-crafting techniques, combined with innovative technologies, to deliver custom designs, furniture and restoration projects to individual clients, furniture dealers and interior designers alike.
We work with all types of skins and hides and receive leather from venders worldwide to supply our clientele with the finest quality. We work very closely with our clients from choosing the right skins, colors, textures, and finishes to laying out design ideas and choosing possible patterns to individualize and create unique pieces.
Project Expertise includes:
• Leather Covered Furniture
• Leather Walls
• Tiled Leather Floors
• Parchment Paneled Walls
• Parchment Covered Furniture and Decorative Objects
• Gold Tooled Leather Inlays
• Hand Dying and Color Matching of Leather
• Shelf Edging and Furniture Trim
• Shagreen Covered Furniture and Decorative Objects
• Faux Books
1: Shelf Edging and Furniture Trim
Any of our tooling patterns can be used to create decorative library shelf edging, furniture trim or welting. Used historically to help prevent dust build-up on book collections, library shelf edging is a great way to dress up a boring book shelf. Beauty in detail - can certainly be said of any trim or welting tooled in gold, silver or blind. All edgings are custom made, so there are no limitations on what you can create.
2: Faux Books
We love faux books! We hand dye the leather, custom cut the spines, hand wrap and individually tool and title these little beauties. The intelligent way to hide that big screen TV, gun cabinet or elevator door in your library. We can customize the book colors to your color palette and can tool the spines in gold or silver. Custom titles are available on request.
Parchment Covered Furniture and Decorative Objects
The application of Parchment is a cherished craft. Master Michele H. Glick has honed her skills over the years, and offers a unique approach that has not yet been attempted by any other artist. Parchment is a supreme choice for covering cabinets, walls, table tops, and anything else you dream up. We stock natural and antiqued sheep and goat skin to provide you with designs in a variety of finishes. MHG Studio designs builds and covers all types of furniture with leather and exotic skins. Every piece is hand made and built to our clients’ unique specifications. Private label MHG Studio designs are currently in production.
Shagreen Covered Furniture and Decorative Objects
Shagreen (Stingray Skin) is regarded as the most fascinating of all the exotic leathers and has been used for centuries to decorate the most precious objects from the court of Louis XV through the Art Deco Period. Artisans and designers have sought this unusual material for its unique quality and elegance, and distinctive (pearl) texture of the hide. Shagreen is a very difficult material to prepare and work. It requires the dedication and attention of the most highly skilled craftsman. At MHG Studio, Inc. we embrace the challenges of working with this special material. Some of our most treasured past works have been created from Shagreen skins.
5: Leather Covering
Leather Covered Furniture & Objects
MHG Studio designs, builds, and covers all types of furniture with leather and exotic skins. Every piece is hand made and built to our clients’ unique specifications.Whether it be leather and nail heads on a credenza, python covered bookshelves, parchment dining tables or shagreen game tables, MHG Studio, Inc. will work with you to help layout and design your custom furniture.
MHG Studio, Inc.
1205 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222