As much as any leather, Athene embodies Italian design and color acumen. A fine aniline leather with exceptional color depth, Athene features a smooth glossy finish that is distinguished by its unique micro-crackle distress which is both stylish and inviting. When stretched the leather subtly lightens to display multiple hues and the natural characteristics which mark truly authentic leathers. Italian designers continually add fresh, bright colors to this impressive color line. Finished with a protective topcoat, Athene is a versatile choice for a broad variety of applications.

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.

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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 :
A&D Workplace Design, Residential OEM, Decorator and Designer Showcase, Hospitality, Accessories, Marine, Residential Showrooms
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.