Tristan Auer talks about this '76 Citroën
In case you missed our OG interview with expert interior designer Tristan Auer, here's a quick recap: he transcends industries and achieves the ideal space for any setting with a timeless perspective and artisanal approach.
From large commercial spaces to personal luxury cars, Auer has tackled varied projects with results that speak for themselves, tailored to the client's individual needs from start to finish. A recognizable cornerstone of his design work is the use of premium materials like leather, manipulated to achieve specific goals with each project.
We asked Auer about the most memorable leatherwork challenge of his expansive career, and after our chat it's no surprise to discover that classic luxury wheels are involved.
"I was customizing the Citroën CX from '76, the steering wheel was originally in plastic and I recovered it with leather. I worked with artisans who were highly knowledgeable of the process, and the result was perfect ― when you look at it, it looks simple, but the amount of hours and work spent on this detail was significant. The steering wheel is durable, it's complicated and if you have one with skin that you want to cover, not everybody can do it."
"Every little detail is very important. I only show the final piece to the client, sometimes it's very complicated to understand the phases between beginning and end ― I only reveal when I’m sure that I’m happy with the result."
Keep the ride going and dive even deeper into Tristan Auer's interiors here.