Inspired by Italian craftwork and made in a fourth-generation artisanal tannery, Rustico embodies the organic ruggedness and comfort of quality, old-world leathers. Made on European hides, Rustico is treated with aniline dyes and paraffin wax to embrace and showcase the natural variations, markings, and unique characteristics of each hide. Cortina’s Italian artisans go a step further, subtly blending a protective finish over a smooth finish, making Rustico suitable for most applications. The perfect instrument for the discerning designer, Rustico will patina with grace and style, lightening and darkening, and become more beautiful with age and use—like a favorite pair of quality, well-worn shoes.

Leather Details
Origin :
Leather Type :
Performance Code :
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Flame Resistance :
NFPA 260: Class 1, CAL TB117–2013
Average Hide Size :
50-55 sq.ft.
Thickness :
1.0-1.2 mm
Qualities :
Waxy, distressed aniline leather with medium sheen
Markets :
Hospitality, Accessories, Marine, A&D Workplace Design, Office Contract, Residential OEM, Decorator and Designer Showcase, Residential Showrooms

Environmental Stewardship

Rustico is lead free, emits low VOCs, and has achieved an Indoor Advantage Gold 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.