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Conceria Priante

Conceria Priante is a premier Italian tannery known for their leather artistry and innovation.

History

Italy is known around the world for creating beautiful, authentic leather and Conceria Priante is part of this rich tradition. Luigi Priante's father started his tanning business in 1956 in Arzignano, Italy, which is now home to more than 300 tanneries. Luigi grew up with his father's craft and officially joined the tannery in the early 1990s. Under his influence, Conceria Priante has become an industry leader in artistic leather designs and technical innovation.

Pushing the creative limits and applications of leather, while still honoring its natural beauty, is what Luigi and his team love to do. Their expertise and design sensibility makes them a preferred source for luxury European fashion and furniture brands. You can see their skill and style in the pure, traditional leathers and cutting-edge designs we developed together for Room & Board.

Leather is a precious resource. We don't want to hide the beauty, we want to show what is natural.   - Luigi Priante

Callan chair in Vento cognac

Craftsmanship

Leather quality starts with the hides. Conceria Priante has secured access to the finest raw materials by partnering directly with a supplier. This ensures they get their pick of the best hides with the finest textures and natural markings. As a tannery specializing in aniline dyed leathers with minimal processing, this partnership allows them to create authentic leathers that highlight these natural elements instead of covering them up. "Leather is a precious resource. We don't want to hide the beauty, we want to show what is natural," says Luigi.

Showing what's natural while still maintaining consistency requires technical skill and intuition. If you compare leather tanning to cooking, there is a chef for each step in the tanning recipe who knows how to operate the equipment and adjust the ingredients for the best results. Every hide is inspected multiple times for details like feel, color, thickness and texture. Conceria Priante employs some of Arzignano's best leather artisans, who are drawn here for the state-of-the-art facilities and opportunity to create leathers not being made anywhere else.

Environmental responsibility

Italy maintains one of the strictest environmental standards in the world for leather production. Every tannery in Arzignano is connected to a sophisticated water treatment system to protect and recycle the water supply that is essential to the community and the tanneries. Nearly all of Conceria Priante's dyes and finishes are water based instead of solvent based for safe working conditions and safe leather for your home.

Luigi believes a connection to nature is essential to his team's work. Their office is built around a courtyard filled with plants and trees and natural light floods every space, including the tannery. The company's business philosophies were inspired by an old oak tree famous in Arzignano, which they've recreated as a leather art installation to remind them of their roots in the natural world.

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Collage of Conceria Priante products

(top) Room & Board's leather collection is tanned in Italy.

(bottom-left) Luigi Priante, President of Conceria Priante.

(bottom-right) Leather artisans at work in the tannery finishing a piece of leather.

Conceria Priante employs some of Arzignano, Italy's best leather artisans, who are drawn here for the state-of-the-art facilities and opportunity to create leathers not being made anywhere else. Quinn chair in Ferrara salt.

Quinn chair in Ferrara salt