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: 1.3-1.5mm

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.

 

MARMO (Category C1)

MARMO (Category C1)

Made in Italy with primarily South American raw cow 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: 1.3-1.5mm

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.

The design appearance of MARMO is realized by a special two-tone finishing process which creates some fine marble-look patterns on leather. These patterns give the aniline-look to the leather but the protected-leather nature of MARMO makes it more user-friendly than conventional aniline-type leathers.

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.

HERITAGE (Category D1)

HERITAGE (Category D1)

Made in Italy with primarily South American raw cow 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: 1.0-1.1mm.

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. With only light protective finishing on top, HERITAGE 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 HERITAGE to create a flat and natural hand touch of the leather. Any wax-based aniline leather, by nature, might feel slightly firm when comparing with other pigmented semi-aniline leather (such as EUROSOFT). At the same time, 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. As a result, the leather won’t look as mono-tone and “covered” as of pigmented 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.

 

NATIVE (Category D1)

NATIVE (Category D1)

Made in Italy with primarily buffalo raw hides of Asian origin.

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.

Natural grain semi-aniline leather with matching color at the base of the hides. The two-tone natural-look of the leather is realized by a special finishing process. Then, a slightly suede-effect hand touch is given to NATIVE which adds more unique characters to the leather article.

With its “nubuck” alike nature, NATIVE is not as protected as regular pigmented leathers; therefore, the leather-care attention is similar to the way for KELVIN GIORMANI’s Nubuck leather.

VINTAGE (Category D1)

VINTAGE (Category D1)

Made in Italy with primarily buffalo raw hides of Asian origin.

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: Matte

Thickness: 1.2 - 1.4mm

Natural grain aniline leather with matching color at the base of the hides and is finished with waxes and aniline. It’s kneaded by hand with a special treatment that livens up the surface and gives it a peculiar velvet touch. The hand-made vintage effect gives this article its main character.

With such a vivid vintage pattern, this article is particularly good to go with sofas with minimalistic designs or with less irregular shapes-and-forms.   

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

KLAR (Category G1)

KLAR (Category G1)

Made in Germany with primarily European cow 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: 1.1-1.3mm.

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.

KLAR is a chrome-free, drum-dyed aniline leather which is lightly polished and topped by a special oil so that it shows a certain nubuck character while showing a unique, waxy hand. Due to the fact that there is a light oily finish given to the leather, color variations from lot to lot and even within one production lot may occur.

Without containing any protective coating on top, KLAR's surface is rather 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 KLAR. When you are ready to accept all those pure natural characteristics of KLAR and bring it home, you will for sure enjoy to live with a KLAR leather sofa that is so much “natural.”

 

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.