Together with leather goods, the furniture sector is one of the market segments followed with great attention by M.P.G. Industria Conciaria, a Tuscan company that specialises in the processing of vegetable tanned cowhides. “For us this is a growing sector that becomes more important every year – tells us the entrepreneur Sabrina Giardi – Our leathers are selected by the best Made in Italy furniture brands to make sofas, chairs, tables, wardrobes, doors, handles, also for boat and yacht interiors”.
The strength of tradition and creativity has been characteristic of the tannery’s activity since 1963, which is located in Castelfranco di sotto (Pisa), in the Tuscan leather district, and carries on an ancient and environmentally friendly type of processing that uses only tannins of vegetable origin.
In the furnishing sector the success of “cowhide” – how the usual classic vegetable-based bovine leather is called – is explained by the peculiar characteristics of these leathers which have a very natural appearance, last long and take on an extremely attractive aged effect over time. The evolution of processing techniques also makes sure that today vegetable leather can take on aspects that are very different from the classic ones, thanks to new finishes that give leather extremely interesting laminating and metallic fashion effects.