Leather is our second skin.
The first treatment, defined as "slow tanning", is performed with tallow (a fat of animal origin) and with tannins extracted from the bark and trunk of chestnuts and mimosa’s trees.
Afterwards the leather is placed in wooden barrels in direct contact with animal fats, then air-dried, refined with natural dyes and, finally, polished with amber stone.
The result is an extremely ductile material that, placed between the expert hands of the Arte&Cuoio’ artisans, will turn into objects with a unique design: objects destined to change in appearance over time, getting better as it happens with good wine...
Every object of the Arte&Cuoio collections offers a multi-sensorial experience...
During the slow tanning in the barrel the leather absorbs the aromas of the precious walnut solid wood.
The raw cuts on the skin give each object of the Arte&Cuoio collections a unique and unrepeatable surface.
The quality of the leather is finally highlighted by inlays, inserts and intertwining materials that enhance the great craftsmanship of a production between seriality and manufacture.
A sign, a scar, a small vein left by time... These are the legacies of a long and careful work, a sort of signature that makes each product unique.
There is no talk of imperfections, but of absolute uniqueness, because these signs give each object a unique and only DNA.
The perfumes and salts released by the leather over time are the concrete proof of the quality of the leather and of the work process, carried out exclusively with vegetable tanning.