Say hello to Busy, Marcelena’s constant companion and Larru Leathers’ guard dog.
But don’t be deterred by her title, she’s well trained, has good manners and will extend you a warm, tail-wagging welcome.
Marcelena was born to a Basque father and American mother immigrating to San Antonio in 1967 before settling in Dallas where she studied anthropology. Anthropology led her to explore the deep rooted craftsmanship embedded in her own Basque culture. Shortly thereafter Marcelena apprenticed with a book binder where she learned tooling skills while working in leather. In 1983 she founded her custom leather studio, Larru Leather Company in the Dallas Design District. Embracing timeless techniques Marcelena brings the best of old-world craftsmanship and applies that to new-world modern design creating beautiful leather work.
Designers, architects, and manufacturers from around the country turn to Larru Leathers to satisfy their desires for beautifully crafted hand tooled leather wall tiles, desk blotters and exquisitely bound books, to colorful marbleized purses, accessories and furniture. To learn more visit Larru Leathers studio here.
It takes a steady and highly skilled pair of hands to tool fine leathers. No one knows this better than Alejandro Mejia whose hands show strength, creases and crevices from decades of intricate hand tooling desk tops, wall panels, book covers, furniture and accessories. A gifted master craftsman at Larru Leathers since 1997 where he honed his artistry and pursued a unique personal journey, Alejandro was born in Mexico City prior to arriving in Dallas.
“Without crafts, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind,”