Shagreen: Material of the Masters

Shagreen or “galuchat” in French is a texturally rich and visually intriguing material that derives from the stingray fish. Shagreen was commonly […]

Ivory Over Ivory Shagreen

A few years ago we began experimenting with white lacquer from Japan. It provided a wonderful base for red lacquer giving it […]

A Modern Take on Shagreen

I have been working with shagreen for 14 years now but the questions and answers technically and design-wise remain constant. The material […]

Galuchat and Le Galuchat – Books that Opened the Door

Galuchat is the French word for Shagreen. Shagreen/galuchat is the name used only for those things that have been covered with raw […]
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