Connolly Leather

Aspirational leathergood collection 1997

Although first choice for luxury leather automotive interiors, for brands like Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, and Aston Martin, Connolly found its brand had little awareness among the public outside the automotive industry.

Perhaps due to Sebastian's interest in all things automotive, he was commissioned to design a range of luxury motoring accessories that would showcase the quality of Connolly's leather and workmanship.

The resulting 'Pit-Stop' collection included a [male] tool-case and [female] beauty-case, a jump-leads case, a travel espresso coffee machine, CD case, and pet carrier.

The iconic tool case, with its zip fobs that echo accelerator pedals, became a much acclaimed brand flagship and was exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum as an example of the finest in British design, craftsmanship and materials.