Bringing high fashion to upholstery leather design, Athene by Cortina Leathers is inspired by the most desirable handbags from Milan’s exclusive fashion houses, and Italian designers continually add new colors to Athene’s impressive colorline. With stunning clarity, depth of color, and a unique micro-crackle for a softly aged appearance, Athene celebrates the natural and unique characteristics of each hide—a mark of truly authentic and luxurious leathers. When stretched, Athene’s aniline finish lightens to display multiple hues and wears in beautifully, becoming even more gorgeous over time. 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 Athene by Cortina Leathers, an exceptional and fashionable covering, suitable for just about any application.

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

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.

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.