Caprone is a superbly priced Italian leather with a soft hand and a classic grain, prized for its long color line, durability and versatility. Cortina Leathers was the first to bring Italian leather design acumen to the U.S. upholstery market in the 1970s, and Caprone was the leather that set the tone: an Italian beauty in fashionable and bright colors that didn’t distress or patina but was also incredibly durable; a stark contrast to the standard rugged and utilitarian leathers in the U.S. at the time. Caprone remains a top seller because it is regularly upgraded, made ever softer and cleaner in updated colorways. Still made in Italy on quality European hides, Cortina’s Caprone is soft and yielding to the touch, yet is highly resistant to stains, wear and color fading due to its strong protective topcoat. IMO approved, Caprone is a beautiful, practical and well-priced mainstay leather ready for every interior 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))
Hide Size :
50-55 sq.ft.
Thickness :
1.0–1.2 mm
Qualities :
High performance pigmented leather with a soft, sophisticated hand
Markets :
Hospitality, Accessories, Marine, A&D Workplace Design, Office Contract, Residential OEM, Decorator and Designer Showcase, Automotive, Aviation, Residential Showrooms
Technical Specifications
IMO Compliant
  • Caprone passes fire and smoke standards as approved by the International Maritime Organization to meet Coast Guard requirements. See our marine leathers.

Cortina's Caprone leather is used in contemporary kitchen design using white leather wrapped wall panels and dining room cafe chairs

Environmental Stewardship

Caprone is lead-free, 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.