Renfrewshire firm sews up partnership with luxury design company

Bridge of Weir Leather headquarters
Bridge of Weir Leather has inked the deal with design and engineering consultancy Callum -Credit:Andrew Neil

A Renfrewshire company that provides high-calibre leather to top luxury car brands has sewn up an official partnership with a renowned English design firm operating in overlapping fields.

Bridge of Weir Leather has inked the deal with design and engineering consultancy Callum – founded in 2019 by renowned car designer Ian Callum – in a move formalising a long-standing relationship between the two brands.

The Callum Vanquish 25 – a reimagining of the iconic Aston Martin Vanquish – featured seats and panels trimmed in the finest Bridge of Weir materials, its luxuriously-appointed cabin showcasing a range of completely bespoke leathers in beige, tan and dark blue.

In the product design world, the limited production series Callum Lounge Chair also featured entirely bespoke Bridge of Weir leathers, available in colours including black, cranberry, fawn, and bottle green.

In addition, the two firms say their legacy roots are very much in Scotland but, in addition, both have design studios in the same building in Warwick, in the heart of the British automotive industry in the West Midlands.

Bridge of Weir Leather is part of Scottish Leather Group which opened a £14 million Super Tannery featuring equipment that, it says, reduces energy and water use by 82 per cent and 42 per cent respectively.

James Muirhead, sales director at Bridge of Weir Leather, said: “On behalf of the entire team, I am delighted to officially announce Bridge of Weir’s new strategic and creative partnership with Callum, a brand we all greatly admire for its cutting-edge, no-compromise approach to design, engineering and above all, quality.

“Ian Callum and his team have a legendary reputation for pushing the boundaries of innovation. Having been proud to support Callum on multiple projects over the years, we are now pleased to take that relationship to the next level.

“With this partnership, Bridge of Weir looks forward to even closer collaboration with Callum, which will lead to the creation of world-class luxurious and sustainable products within and beyond the automotive sector.”

Ian Callum, design director at Callum, added: “Throughout my career in the global automotive industry, I have always had the utmost respect for Bridge of Weir and the impeccable standards its expert team consistently sets.

“Few brands combine such a rich heritage with a passion for innovation so effectively. Bolstered by our shared geographical location, we look forward to setting new standards in luxury and innovation.”

Bridge of Weir Leather has helped shape the course of automotive history for generations.

Founded by Arthur Muirhead in 1905, Bridge of Weir’s leather is synonymous with refinement and performance and features prominently in the prestige marques of today and the concept cars of tomorrow.

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