The presence of Italian tanneries at the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo didn’t go unnoticed. The fair, which took place between June 14th and 16th at the Hamburg Messe, is the main international event for aviation-related design. Gruppo Dani and Gruppo Mastrotto, from Italy, both participated, while looking at international exhibitors there were Muirhead, tannery of the Scottish Leather Group and Portuguese Couro Azul.
Leather takes off
The presence of two Italian tanneries at the Aircraft Interiors Expo shows the strategic value of leather for airplanes’ cabins. It’s true for all segments: because the material, with its technical and qualitative variations, allows for the personalization of extra-luxury situations, as well as business class or economy seating. A value that has been recognized by news outlets throughout the last few months. Leather can be found in the new AirFrance’s Airbus A220 fleet, as well as inside private planes. Leather, moreover, conquers the market thanks to its durability. Even when the seat is at the end of its life, leather is useful for upcycling projects, as (once again) news sources from all over the world tell us: projects of reusing leather by transforming the old material into new accessories’ collections.