Ateliers Courtin were founded in 2011 on the southeast coast of India, in Chennai. Their reputation has been based on their mastery of artisanal leatherwork. Relying on traditional know-how and the detailed handwork of local craftspeople, Ateliers Courtin has developed a range of techniques both in-house and in collaboration with neighboring workshops. Beyond simple leather techniques such as skiving and embossing, Ateliers Courtin are able to sheath any type of surface, leather-case or form with leather via leather ribbons, to handmake pompons and braids, or to weave and cane with multiple types of material. The variety of leathers (lamb, mutton, calf, goat, cow, python, ostrich, etc.) along with rare and noble materials such as feathers, wood, silver, gold, precious stones, combined with plastic resins, makes for an endless creative source for the workshops.