I am always inspired by nature & it’s pureness & beauty. Whether traveling abroad or at home, I look to the natural elements for inspiration in design & color.

Biophilia means the connection between man & the natural world & how this connection influences & contributes towards health & productivity for us in both home & the workplace, in what we wear & where we spend our time. Biophilic design is a new consciousness toward incorporating the natural world into our modern & technologically advanced world.

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This new trend helps connect mankind to their inherent attachment with nature & the well-being received when living & working in these more natural & organic filled environments that combine both nature & technology in our contemporary lifestyles. Indirect & direct applications of organics, light, air, land, water & plant are reflected in designs, interiors & fashions so as to fulfill the needed connection & natural desire to have nature as part of our daily life & lifestyle. I believe this trend is paramount to support & through my design & color creativity I hope to encourage & inspire other designers to incorporate more natural & organic products into their selections & projects. Leather to me is a perfect product for biophilic design, being completely natural to the environment & our health. It is long lasting too & has a remarkable quality that holds a distinctive class of superiority.

These leathers selected from Cortina’s collections beautifully represent natural colors & textures that reflect the theme for biophilic design with luminescent hues & pure textural dimensions of the natural grains in these exquisite qualities of leathers.


Biophilic Inspired Leather Selections:
1.     Flamingo – Pale Gold-51-4
2.     Traverso – Tupelo 32-2
3.     Catalina – Claret Lincy 8434
4.     Utah – Porpora 57-10
5.     Traverso – Mole 32-6
6.     Utah – Roano 57-4
7.     Catalina II – Latte Lincy 9393
8.     Traverso – Whitewash 32-7
9.     Utah – Gardenia 57-1
10.   Flamingo – Argento 51-2
11.   Catalina – Lemon Verdena 9406
12.   Como – Seascape Comocy 9492
13.   Como – Indigo Comocy 9493
14.   Flamingo – Black Lava 51-3

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