2019 Year in Review


As we wrap up yet another successful year, we cannot help but look back at some of the 2019 highlights. From exclusive events in Tuscany to research projects with a focus on sustainability and the collections we showcased at our elegant showroom in Milan, we have compiled below a list of the articles that have been written about our work globally.

With the 2019 calendar year comes to an end, many were the projects and initiatives that received extensive attention from the international press.

Endless creativity

Each one of our projects is fuelled by our creativity, that, combined with a strong technical knowledge, makes our leathers refined, elegant and always stylish. As Stefano Caponi, CEO of Superior, told Magazine For Fashion, the inspiration comes from everywhere: “Exhibitions, books, images, works of art, vintage objects recovered in London, Paris, USA. But also hidden gems, like the tiniest of flea markets”.

Quick Chat con Stefano Caponi – Magazine For Fashion – novembre 2019

Focus on sustainability

The inspiration translates into elegant leathers that are also sustainably produced. For some time now, the environment has been an important focus for our company and 2019 was no exception. Superior is currently undertaking various research projects with the prestigious university Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa to develop an innovative retanning process with ultrasound and to use nitrogen in the finishing phase. The aim is to reduce the use of the chemical agents normally used to get to the finished product while maintaining high quality.

“Conceria Superior punta a 60 milioni di fatturato” – Il Sole 24 Ore Toscana – 8 luglio 2019
“Una buona conceria attira la moda” – Corriere Fiorentino – 7 ottobre 2019
“Conceria Superior, la sostenibilità del lusso” – MF Italy’s Best Supply Chain – 21 ottobre 2019 

Superior & AquiliAlberg Architects: our showroom in Milan

Inaugurated at the end of 2018, our showroom was a hive of activity in 2019.  A welcoming place where to meet our clients, minutes away from the Castello Sforzesco, the space is also home to a permanent showcase of our best-selling leathers. Created in collaboration with AquiliAlberg Architects, it was designed to have low impact on the environment and it’s the perfect setting for many of our events.

“Superior, il lusso è responsabile” – Pambianco News – 20 gennaio 2019
“Atelier con un’atmosfera” – Abitare – aprile 2019

Superior & Illulian: design rugs inspired by Tokyo and New York

During Milan’s Design Week, our showroom was the setting for the launch of yet another prestigious collaboration, this time with Illulian. The result was a refined capsule collection of rugs, inspired by the modern side of Tokyo and New York. Superior worked with this luxury home furnishing brand to combine silk yarns and precious leather inserts for a beautifully finished product, which was, of course, showcased at our atelier. As such, it was highlighted as one of the must-see stops at the Fuorisalone.

“Salone del Mobile e Fuorisalone 2019: gli appuntamenti fashion” – VanityFair.it – 4 aprile 2019 
“Nuove Prospettive” – Marie Claire Maison – giugno 2019 

Leather in Art Experience

Last but not least, our Leather in Art Experience event. An exclusive tour inside the Uffizi Gallery to discover the classicist roots of the Italian tanning industry. A journey among the many works of art related to leather, a testament of the ancient bond that unites Tuscany and Italy to tanning. They served as inspiration for our SS2021 collection showcased on 11 and 12 December at Blossom.

“Conceria Superior incontra i capolavori degli Uffizi” – Pambianconews.com – 12 dicembre 2019
“Gli Uffizi così non li avete mai visti” – Vanityfair.it – 16 dicembre 2019