Lineapelle and Hyundai: future mobility has leather interiors

Lineapelle and Hyundai: future mobility has leather interiors

The future is today, and in a few weeks, at Lineapelle. The future of which we write is that of mobility: Innovativesustainable, with autonomous driving and focused on an electric transition. Simply put: regenerative mobility. And be careful: interiors will be in leather, counter to the mistaken path that the automotive industry is following today. The fruit of the collaboration between Lineapelle and Hyundai Transys (global auto parts’ manufacturers and subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group) goes beyond all we mentioned. We explain it in detail in the next few paragraphs.

Lineapelle + Hyundai

“In partnership with Lineapelle, the biggest international leather trade show, Hyundai Transys will present its vision for future mobility”, reads the official press release. During the show (Fieramilano Rho from February 22 to 24), Hyundai Transys will present “a color-material-finish (CMF) concept seat model using sustainable leather and other regenerative materials from tanning waste”. The note continues by adding that “under the theme ‘Shift to Regenerative Mobility,’ Hyundai Transys worked closely with Italian leather tanneries, manufacturers and Korean suppliers to visualize the future mobility seat concept”.

Korean preview

This innovative and future concept car was presented in Seoul on January 26th, during “an event held at its HQ on Jan. 26, with Steve Yeo, CEO of Hyundai Transys, and H.E. Federico Failla, Ambassador of Italy to the Republic of Korea. Fulvia Bacchi, CEO of Lineapelle and UNIC General Manager, also joined the event online from Italy to take a look at the future of mobility seats and discuss related sustainability efforts”.


The presentation in Milan

The prototype “will be located inside Pavilion 9 (Innovation Area) of Lineapelle fair”. Here there will also be design sustainable projects made with upcycled leather”. These seats, in fact, are made by using “the byproduct of leather going to the auto segment”. One that “has currently seen a lively debate over whether the use of leather is sustainable and ethical”. After Lineapelle, the prototype will be showcased at the Spazio Lineapelle (Palazzo Gorani, Milan) from March to June (at the same time as the Salone del Mobile).

Future mobility

“Starting with Lineapelle, Hyundai Transys intends to pursue carbon neutrality in all of its product development processes”, said Mr. Yeo. In fact, his “new CMF concept is an important step toward aligning its product offerings with Hyundai Motor Group’s vision of clean mobility and goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045”. The goal is shared. “At Lineapelle – says Bacchi -, we are committed to promoting sustainable usage of leather through technological innovation. Through this collaboration with Hyundai Transys, we see a clear path forward for both the leather and future mobility industries. A path where high-quality design and manufacturing can co-exist with ethical sourcing and sustainable practices.”

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