To make its models, Calia Italia only uses real leather – a ‘natural guarantee’ of beauty. In fact, the leather is tanned in such a way as to safeguard all its original characteristics. Once the manufacturing process is completed, each skin presents unique and inimitable signs that are the true guarantors of naturalness. In this way, precious leathers are created that offer furnishing solutions for every need and lifestyle.
The finest quality leather is called ‘full grain’. Full-grain leathers are created from highly selected coats. Their surface is covered with a light protective layer, which does not modify the original characteristics, but rather enhances their peculiarities, preserving them from stains.
This type of leather is highly appreciated because it is silky and soft to the touch.
Buffed leathers, on the other hand, are those that undergo a process that allows a more or less consistent part of the imperfections to be removed in order to make the surface more regular and resistant. Only afterwards, with protective products, is the upper layer reconstructed to make the covering natural again.
Finally, aniline leathers do not undergo any surface finishing process and therefore maintain all the original characteristics of the skin. The presence of signs such as differences in grain, texture and colour differences are proof of the absolute genuineness and naturalness of the leather. It allows you to appreciate a high degree of softness and the ability to give comfort and a clear feeling of relaxation. One of the most precious types of aniline leather is called Nabuk, which is very soft and delicate.
Upon arrival at the Calia Italia warehouses, the hides are immediately checked mantle by mantle. They are then entrusted to expert hands who are able to evaluate their unique characteristics. By studying their appearance, our experts are always able to decide an appropriate destination (backrest, seat, armrest) thus reducing waste material to a minimum. This is how the ‘craft’ of the craftsman comes to life, combined with the deep passion of the true master.
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