These gorgeous crocheted leather pods, made entirely by hand, can be found at Joburg-based furniture company High Thorn. Founded 10 years ago by Georgie Crowe, High Thorn began as a mere stand on the side of William Nicol drive in Johannesburg. After their first big order they saw the need to open a store. HL asked Georgie about the brand’s humble beginnings. ‘We started making twig garden benches that evolved into chandeliers and leather furniture and it has continued to grow since. We have been crocheting with leather for many years now and we make a range of products, from crocheted leather ottomans, to lampshades to pendant lights’, says Georgie. Their latest leather products are these giant crocheted leather pods, handmade by a group of men and women in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area. She adds, ‘Everything is done by hand. The leather is stripped by hand and then crocheted by hand.’ You can browse their online catalogue at highthorn.co.za or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Georgie suggests you email them first for the most up-to-date catalogue as their website is in the process of being updated). Alternatively, visit their showroom at 5 McKenzie Road, Glenferness, Johannesburg (by appointment only). Price on request.