October 4, 2012 - 6:00am

Townsend Leather has introduced a Grand Damask leather design from the Roger Thomas Collection inspired by the tooled leather walls created for Catherine de Médicis and noble families of the 16th century.

De Médicis, the force behind the ruthless efforts to keep the Valois monarchy on the French throne in the mid-1600s, was also a strong patron of the arts.

March 4, 2012 - 4:20am

Townsend Leather has introduced a collection of brushed metallic lambskin. The select skins are aniline-dyed and hand-rubbed with a glazing finish that features a metallic glimmer “to accentuate the natural softness and unique textures of individual skins.”

According to the Johnstown, N.Y.-based purveyor of fine leather, while lambskins are relatively small, a skilled upholsterer can create beautiful small chairs, large tufted pieces and pillows.

January 6, 2012 - 1:20am

When it comes to toilet seats, “up” or “down” is usually the subject of discussion. EcoDomo has yet another choice: luxury in the form of leather coverings.

November 4, 2011 - 12:17pm

Garrett, a supplier of Italian upholstery leather, has introduced Shagarett–“the only full-grain, stingray-embossed Italian leather available in full hide sizes with no unsightly plate lines.”

October 11, 2011 - 7:15am

Perrone Aerospace is at NBAA with “a full selection of its finest leathers and textiles, created specifically for the corporate and private jet market.”
In particular, the Fultonville, N.Y.-based company (Booth No. C9426) will preview its new custom quilted leather for seating design alternatives. The line will allow customers to select from standard designs or submit their own unique designs.

October 9, 2011 - 1:34pm

Garrett Leather, a supplier of Italian upholstery leather (Booth No. C12444), is introducing its new Shagarrett–“the only full-grain, stingray-embossed Italian leather available in full hide sizes with no unsightly plate lines.”

June 29, 2011 - 3:05am

OHS Aviation Services, a Berlin-based specialist in cabin interior refurbishment and detailing, has added a new showroom to its in-house upholstery and cabinetry workshops and two paint facilities.

June 23, 2011 - 5:05am

L.I.F.E., a new Portuguese multi-discipline consortium, has been formed to explore “the design, development and industrialization of functional technical solutions for aircraft interiors,” and will work in collaboration with Almadesign of Porto Salvo, Portugal, and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.

October 13, 2010 - 12:05pm

Perrone Aerospace (Booth No. 4468) has launched its “Lifecycle Sustainability” initiative, a program that encompasses green practices throughout the leather and textiles provider’s manufacturing and refurbishing processes. Also part of the effort is “a commitment to producing leathers and materials that are environmentally and human-health-friendly.”

May 26, 2010 - 9:47am

Edelman Leather has launched a new line that it expects will take a “bite” out
of the market. The New Milford, Conn.-based purveyor’s “Croco Loco” line has
that crocodile skin appearance in white, gold and blue-and-green.
The brand logo is from a drawing by artist Andy Warhol.