With a long family tradition, the company has been treating leather and saddle leather since 1921 with dedication, mastery and experience. Frag cultural and technical experience has gone hand in hand with continuous research, an ever-increasing expertise even when it comes to treating materials other than leather and saddle leather and valued by the creativity of international designers. The whole production processes materials with a brand new method, quality, clean shapes and attention to details. Leather and saddle leather respond to speci c demands from designers, with their own peculiar features. Tradition and innovation nd an ideal balance, necessary to combine re ned materials like leather and saddle leather with the latest design. Frag success on the market is due to the up to date shapes, contemporary suggestions and signs which mold materials and their memory and reinterpret their features, turning them into expressive potentialities. Frag offers some classics of contemporary design which t in perfectly both in the domestic warmth and the cosiness of new collective areas.
The work begins with an accurate selection of the leather hides.
Then, thanks to its technical expertise, Frag turns traditional materials into a contemporary, rational product, drawing inspiration from other fields like the fashion and leather industries. Saddle leather thus plays an outstanding aesthetic and functional/ structural role.
All leathers used by Frag are drawn from bovines destined for the food industry and from controlled European farms. This ensures a high quality product and a low risk of leather deterioration.
Leather is thin and, differently from saddle leather, it is soft and highly elastic.
It has great breathability and resistance properties and thanks to several tanning processes, it becomes water- repellent, antistatic and re-resistant. Frag leathers passed the test for
the Product Environmental Balance, which certi es a low environmental impact during their treatment, and are certi ed by the Leather From Italy Full Cycle, which guarantees an all-Italian manufacturing.
What is saddle leather? What is the difference between leather and saddle leather? The word ‘saddle leather’ refers to thick leather, with an unaltered original structure, whose tanning prevents it from getting worn out.
This process consists in vegetable tanning or salt tanning. The former is based on the use of natural tannins drawn from trees. This is a more traditional and eco-friendly procedure that produces natural saddle leathers, solid and durable. This peculiar tanning process highlights the typical design of each variety. Each leather has its own story, just like a chair is a unique, original item which gradually becomes a piece of our own stories, it gets old but not worn out. Salt tanning is the most widespread tanning technique, using salts which produce very stable compounds with the reactive groups of leather. This tanning technique makes saddle leather impervious, soft, strong and exible.