At EBACE this year, Edelman Leather (Booth No. 1661) is introducing an addition to its line of fine leathers for aircraft interiors–one with a little more hair than usual. The New Milford, Connecticut-based company is calling it the “leather fur rugs” line.
The particular breed of cow from which the hides are taken is without the distinctive markings typical of some breeds and are an overall beige, gray, brown or black of varying shades. They are tanned with the “fur-on” process, cut into rectangles and sewn together in a classic herringbone pattern to create a trompe l’oeil (trick-the-eye) floor or bulkhead. According to the company, it is not only attractive to the eye but soft under the foot.
Edelman also has launched a new line of interior leathers that it expects will take a bite out of the market. Called “Croco Loco,” this finish has a crocodile skin appearance and is offered in a range of colors that would embarrass a real croc–white, gold and blue-and-green. The brand logo is from a drawing by artist Andy Warhol.