Aniline leather is leather that has had no surface treatment, or very little, and thus retains the natural appearance and very soft surface of the leather. With aniline leather, a certain amount of natural marks may be expected in the form of healed wounds, insect bites, scars etc., which contribute to its exclusive appearance.
The untreated or only lightly treated surface of aniline leather allows the leather to breathe, resulting in very high seating comfort.
Aniline leather is susceptible to staining and will eventually darken and create a patina. This merely makes the leather more exclusive. Only hides from the best sorting level are used for aniline leather – here it is possible to see hair follicles in the grain.
Some aniline types, such as our SILK, NEVADA and VACONA, are so-called vacuum-tanned aniline with a smooth surface, also called saddle leather. Here, the original grain structure in the leather surface has been removed by vacuum/pressure treatment. These leather types have a very exclusive look.
Please note that the colours and grain shown are for guidance only. The actual hide may differ in grain and colour from the picture shown.