Welcome to Goudleer-atelier Van Soest

Goudleer-atelier Van Soest is the Netherlands’ only gilded leatherworker. The second-generation owner Sebastiaan van Soest continues to keep the aging craft of gilded leather alive today. His mission is to breathe new life into gilded leather and give it a modern application and design.

Gilded leather is formed with a silver layer and then lacquered with a golden yellow varnish, which gives it the beautiful golden glow. The combination of this aging craft and the rich materials used give gilded leather its unique design.

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Goudleer-atelier Van Soest is proud of the enjoyable and successful cooperation with its customers.
Omar Munie
“It is wonderful to see that this type of art still exists. Every time, Sebastiaan surprises me with his ideas. I call it craftsmanship in its purest form. I think no one in the Netherlands can give our bag this unique, certain look. The kindness and modesty of Sebastiaan is beautiful to see; it adorns him and it is shown in his products.’’
Omar Munie
Fashion Designer
Henk Verhoef
“For the small organ in The New Church I was looking for ‘runners’, long strips of fabric or leather that protect the keys when not being played. The organ and keyboards are mid-17th-century, and are among the best of that time. Sebastiaan van Soest made for this purpose a special kind of gilded leather, which is flexible and can comply with the keys. The runners are perfect – beautifully made and completely appropriate to the furniture's unique, rich look. This is first-rate!”
Henk Verhoef
Organist De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

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For more information on gilded leather, the various possibilities and price details, you can contact gilded leatherworker Sebastiaan van Soest. When you fill out the form below, you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Company data

Fruitlaan 24, 2292 BB Wateringen
Nederland / View on Google Maps ›
Phone number: 0031-610 610 174
Email: info@gildedleather.eu
Commercial Register: 56784031
VAT number: NL145385073B01
IBAN: NL17 RABO 0177 4414 61