LEATHER

ORVIETO (Category B1)

ORVIETO (Category B1)

Made by the Italian international tannery group, the Gruppo Mastrotto spa, in Asia or South America.

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Matt

Thickness: 1.3-1.5mm

Corrected meaning that the leather has been sanded (or buffed) to reduce the visibility of natural markings of raw hides.

Pigmented (dyed) with protected color-finishing on leather surfaces that serves to waterproof and ensures color consistency as well as high durability. It will just slightly fade under long sunlight exposure and is very well protected against normal household stains.

Embossed with Dollaro Americano Print creates uniform appearance and greater texture on the leather surface. Embossing is a process that re-creates the leather surface pattern and makes it smoother as well as softer by dry milling. Our embossing process preserves the natural elegance and the feel of premium leather.

Most popularly-used leather category for high-end contemporary sofas.

 

EURO SOFT (Category C1)

EURO SOFT (Category C1)

Made in Italy with primarily South American raw hides.

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Matt

Thickness: 1.2-1.4mm

Semi-corrected meaning that the leather has just been slighted buffed to try to keep its natural characteristics. This type of process is sometimes referred to as “half grain,” or “mezzo fiore.” This means that there has been some buffing (correction) on the hides, hence the follicle is not as evident as before but the mechanical friction of the buffing process is not as strong as to strip most of the characteristics and strength of the natural leather.

Slightly pigmented (dyed) with protected color-finishing on the leather surface that serves to waterproof and ensures color consistency as well as high durability. The pigmentation of this leather is done with a very thin, yet, reliable and resistant layer of high quality pigment to try to preserve as much as possible the naturalness of the leather. It will just slightly fade under long sunlight exposure and is well protected against normal household stains.

No embossing has been applied and the grain seen on the leather surface comes naturally and with variation within a hide. Without embossing, by just applying a simple milling process, the natural softness of the leather can be better preserved.

It's perfect for users who want as much as possible the luxury flair and the natural touch of leather but try to minimize the effort of maintaining genuine leather.

 

KING (Category D1)

KING (Category D1)

Made in Italy with primarily South American raw hides.

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Semi glossy

Thickness: 1.3-1.5mm

Semi-corrected meaning that the leather has just been slighted buffed to try to keep its natural characteristics. This type of process is sometimes referred to as “half grain,” or “mezzo fiore.” This means that there has been some buffing (correction) on the hides, hence the follicle is not as evident as before but the mechanical friction of the buffing process is not as strong as to strip most of the characteristics and strength of the natural leather.

Slightly pigmented (dyed) with protected color-finishing on the leather surface that serves to waterproof and ensures color consistency as well as high durability. The pigmentation of this leather is done with a very thin, yet, reliable and resistant layer of high quality pigment to try to preserve as much as possible the naturalness of the leather. It will just slightly fade under long sunlight exposure and is well protected against normal household stains.

No embossing has been applied and the grain seen on the leather surface comes naturally and with variation within a hide. Without embossing, by just applying a simple milling process, the natural softness of the leather can be better preserved.

It's perfect for users who want as much as possible the luxury flair and the natural touch of leather but try to minimize the effort of maintaining genuine leather.

 

MARCO PRO (Category E1)

MARCO PRO (Category E1)

Made in Italy with primarily European raw hides.

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Semi glossy with silky hand.

Thickness: 1.3-1.5mm.

Semi-corrected meaning that the leather has just been slighted buffed to try to keep its natural characteristics. This type of process is sometimes referred to as “half grain,” or “mezzo fiore.” This means that there has been some buffing (correction) on the hides, hence the follicle is not as evident as before but the mechanical friction of the buffing process is not as strong as to strip most of the characteristics and strength of the natural leather.

Semi-aniline based leather which is colored with a transparent dye containing aniline (as a result, color variation within a hide can happen). Aniline is a colorless liquid that helps to open pores of the leather. Aniline leather has very limited amount of chemicals being applied which makes it the softest and finest upholstery leather.

No embossing has been applied and the grain seen on the leather surface comes naturally and with variation within a hide. Without embossing, by just applying a simple milling process, the natural softness of the leather can be better preserved.

This type of leather is at the top of the leather collection as a sofa being made with this leather literally lives with the owner and increases its softness with usage and time.

 

TORO (Category F1)

TORO (Category F1)

Made in Italy with primarily South American raw hides

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Matt

Thickness: 2.8-3.0mm

Corrected meaning that the leather has been sanded (or buffed) to reduce the visibility of natural markings of raw hides.

Pigmented (dyed) with protected color-finishing on leather surfaces that serves to waterproof and ensures color consistency as well as high durability. It will just slightly fade under long sunlight exposure and is very well protected against normal household stains.

Embossed with the largest print among our collection, Mammoth, creates uniform appearance and solid texture on the leather surface. Embossing is a process that re-creates the leather surface pattern and makes it smoother as well as softer by dry milling. Our embossing process preserves the natural elegance and the feel of premium leather.

It is a very thick kind of leather which emphasizes the volume of sofas and requires particular machineries and skills in its preparation and application in the production line. Also, only selective models are suitable to be made with this leather.

 

NEVICATA (Category F1)

NEVICATA (Category F1)

Made in Italy with primarily South American raw hides

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Matt

Thickness: 1.6-1.8mm

Slightly-buffed meaning that the leather has been lightly sanded (or buffed) to reduce the visibility of natural markings of raw hides.

Semi-aniline based leather which is colored with a transparent dye containing aniline (as a result, color variation within a hide can happen). Aniline is a colorless liquid that helps to open pores of the leather. Aniline leather has very limited amount of chemicals being applied which makes it the softest and finest upholstery leather.

Embossed with a relatively large print among our collection creates uniform appearance and greater texture on the leather surface. Embossing is a process that re-creates the leather surface pattern and makes it smoother as well as softer by dry milling. Our embossing process preserves the natural elegance and the feel of premium leather.

NEVICATA has undergone a special sanding process on the top of the surface to create a kind of“stone-wash”appearance which makes it a fashionable leather.

 

GEKO PATTERN (Category E1)

GEKO PATTERN (Category E1)

Made in Italy with primarily South American raw hides

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Matt.

Thickness: 1.2-1.4mm.

Half grain meaning that the leather has been slightly corrected (or buffed), which preserves many natural characteristics of a piece of hide, and whoever will buy the sofas must appreciate the natural characteristics of the leather, including some of its natural markings.

Aniline based leather which is colored with a transparent dye containing aniline (as a result, color variation within a hide can happen). Aniline is a colorless liquid that helps to open pores of the leather. Aniline leather has very limited amount of chemicals being applied which makes it the softest and finest upholstery leather. Without only light protective finishing on top, GEKO can be easily scratched by finger nails and color will fade in direct sunlight.

Embossed with 3 different kinds of exotic prints, namely MIKONOS (resembling elephant’s skin), SANTORINI (resembling bison’s skin) and TOTEM (abstract patterns inspired by fashion leathers).

A special wax has been applied to GEKO to create an unusual and natural hand touch of the leather. The application of wax also makes the appearance of the leather more smooth and even but still preserve the aniline transparent & natural look on the hide. Thanks to this special process, very light natural aniline color, such as light beige, can be possible on the leather, and at the same time, the leather won’t look as flat and “covered” as of pigmented leather.

 

GEKO PREMIUM (Category G1)

GEKO PREMIUM (Category G1)

Made in Germany with primarily European raw hides

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.           

Appearance: Matt.

Thickness: 1.2-1.4mm.

Half grain meaning that the leather has been slightly corrected (or buffed), which preserves many natural characteristics of a piece of hide, and whoever will buy the sofas must appreciate the natural characteristics of the leather, including some of its natural markings.

Aniline based leather which is colored with a transparent dye containing aniline (as a result, color variation within a hide can happen). Aniline is a colorless liquid that helps to open pores of the leather. Aniline leather has very limited amount of chemicals being applied which makes it the softest and finest upholstery leather. Without only light protective finishing on top, GEKO can be easily scratched by finger nails and color will fade in direct sunlight.

No embossing has been applied and the grain seen on the leather surface comes naturally and with variation within a hide. Without embossing, by just applying a simple milling process, the natural softness of the leather can be better preserved.

A special wax has been applied to GEKO to create an unusual and natural hand touch of the leather. The application of wax also makes the appearance of the leather more smooth and even but still preserve the aniline transparent & natural look on the hide. Thanks to this special process, very light natural aniline color, such as light beige, can be possible on the leather, and at the same time, the leather won’t look as flat and “covered” as of pigmented leather.

GEKO PREMIUM has been developed with a natural leather look to match the fashion-pattern embossed version as GEKO PATTERN. In KELVIN GIORMANI, we recommend to mix-and-match using both GEKO PREMIUM and GEKO PATTERN (of the same color base) onto a sofa set to create an exceptional appearance. Since the production processes of GEKO PREMIUM and GEKO PATTERN are slightly different, a slight color variation, even with the same color base (color code), between these two articles shall be expected.

 

NUBUCK (Category G1)

NUBUCK (Category G1)

Made in Germany with primarily European raw hides.           

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Matt.

Thickness: 1.4-1.6mm

Full grain meaning that the leather is not corrected (or buffed), which preserves most of the natural characteristics of a piece of hide. This leather is definitely for connoisseurs as only the best hides can be used to produce this type of leather, and whoever will buy the sofas must appreciate the natural characteristics of the leather, including some of its natural markings.

Aniline based leather which is colored with a transparent dye containing aniline (as a result, color variation within a hide can happen). Aniline is a colorless liquid that helps to open pores of the leather. Aniline leather has very limited amount of chemicals being applied which makes it the softest and finest upholstery leather. Without tontaining any protective coating on surfaces, NUBUCK’s surface is even more delicate than that of MARCO. It can be very easily scratched by finger nails and color will fade in direct sunlight.

Light embossing has been applied and is solely meant for enhancing the genuine leather appearance of NUBUCK in distinguishing form other non-genuine leather suede materials. To maintain NUBUCK, sofa users are advised to use professional “NUBUCK CARE KIT” provided as NUBUCK is one of the most delicate types of leather. This type of leather is at the top of the leather collection as a sofa being made with this leather literally lives with the owner and increases its softness with usage and time.

 

MIMOSA PRO (Category G1)

MIMOSA PRO (Category G1)

Made in Germany with primarily European raw hides.

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Matt.

Thickness: 1.4-1.6mm.

Full grain meaning that the leather is not corrected (or buffed), which preserves most of the natural characteristics of a piece of hide. This leather is definitely for connoisseurs as only the best hides can be used to produce this type of leather, and whoever will buy the sofas must appreciate the natural characteristics of the leather, including some of its natural markings.

Aniline based leather which is colored with a transparent dye containing aniline (as a result, color variation within a hide can happen). Aniline is a colorless liquid that helps to open pores of the leather. Aniline leather has very limited amount of chemicals being applied which makes it the softest and finest upholstery leather. MIMOSA's surface is rather delicate that can be easily scratched by finger nails and colors will fade in direct sunlight.

No embossing has been applied and the grain seen on the leather surface comes naturally and with variation within a hide. Without embossing, by just applying a simple milling process, the natural softness of the leather can be better preserved.

This type of leather is at the top of the leather collection as a sofa being made with this leather literally lives with the owner and increases its softness with usage and time.

 

MIMOSA (Category H1)

MIMOSA (Category H1)

Made in Germany with primarily European raw hides

Top grain leather with strong fibers resistant to tears comparing with splits or fabrics. It breathes naturally and regulates temperature when it absorbs and releases humidity through natural pores which cannot be found in splits or artificial leather.

Appearance: Matt.

Thickness: 1.4-1.6mm.

Full grain meaning that the leather is not corrected (or buffed), which preserves most of the natural characteristics of a piece of hide. This leather is definitely for connoisseurs as only the best hides can be used to produce this type of leather, and whoever will buy the sofas must appreciate the natural characteristics of the leather, including some of its natural markings.

No embossing has been applied and the grain seen on the leather surface comes naturally and with variation within a hide. Without embossing, by just applying a simple milling process, the natural softness of the leather can be better preserved.

Having all aniline natures like the other aniline leather articles have in the KELVIN GIORMANI Collection, MIMOSA is the only article that can be regarded as PURE ANILINE leather. With no finishing on top, MIMOSA can give you probably the most natural touch of genuine leather skins that you have experienced. Without containing any protective coating on top, MIMOSA's surface is the most delicate among all other aniline leather in our collection. It can be very easily scratched by finger nails and colors will fade in direct sunlight. Different kinds of liquid and oil and dirt can easily be stained and stayed on MIMOSA. With the pure aniline nature, MIMOSA hides have a relatively large color variation among hides of the same color even when they come from the same dye lots. When you are ready to accept all those pure natural characteristics of MIMOSA and bring it home, you will for sure be proud to live with a MIMOSA leather sofa that is so much “alive.”

This type of leather is at the top of the leather collection as a sofa being made with this leather literally lives with the owner and increases its softness with usage and time.