Smooth, high gloss aniline. Lightly distressed with a crackle effect. When embossed, Athene displays a very subtle tonal contrast between the pattern’s high and low areas.

Bringing high fashion to upholstery leather design, Athene is inspired by the most desirable handbags from exclusive fashion houses in Milan, and Italian designers continually add new colorways to Athene’s impressive colorline. With stunning clarity, depth of color, and a unique micro-crackle for a soft distressed appearance, Athene wears in beautifully, becoming even more gorgeous over time. When stretched the leather subtly lightens to display multiple hues and the natural characteristics which mark truly authentic and luxurious leathers. Finished with a smooth and glossy protective topcoat, Athene is the perfect blend of versatile function and Italian fashion allure. Make a fresh and bold statement with this exceptional leather, suitable for just about any application.

Environmental Stewardship: Athene is produced in a tannery which has achieved a gold rating as audited to the Leather Working Group environmental stewardship and traceability standards. Further enhancing its sustainability profile, Athene is finished without the use of solvents or lead, emits low VOCs and has achieved an Indoor Gold Advantage certificate from SCS.

Note: Passes IMO, FTP 2010 Code.

Leather Details
Origin :
Leather Type :
Performance Code :
Cleaning Code :
Flame Resistance :
NFPA 260: Class 1, CAL TB117–2013, IMO 2010 FTP Part 8 (A.652(16))
Hide Size :
50-55 sq.ft.
Thickness :
0.9–1.1 mm
Qualities :
Smooth, high gloss aniline, lightly distressed with a unique crackle effect
Markets :
Residential OEM, Decorator and Designer Showcase, Hospitality, Accessories, Marine, Residential Showrooms, A&D Workplace Design
Technical Specifications
IMO Compliant
  • Athene passes fire and smoke standards as approved by the International Maritime Organization to meet Coast Guard requirements. See our marine leathers.


Italian tanneries are renowned for their skill and artistry, leading the world in new leather designs and colors while maintaining old world craftsmanship and care.