UNIC CONCERIE ITALIANE (Z1709) 04.03.24-1
EDITION FULL OF VITALITY AND CONTENT FOR LINEAPELLE 103: 25,376 TRADE OPERATORS FOR AN EXHIBITION GROWING COMPARED TO THE TWO PREVIOUS EDITIONS


Despite the complex economic situation, LINEAPELLE 103, held at Fiera Milano Rho from 20 to 22 February 2024, celebrates the conclusion of a particularly vital edition that opens up glimmers of confidence for the leather, luxury, and design supply chain.

Twenty-five thousand three hundred seventy-six sector operators (up on the February and September 2023 editions) animated with their interest and search for novelty the stands of the 1,167 exhibitors at LINEAPELLE who showcased collections and projects (reference season: Spring-Summer 2025) characterised by strong innovative research and a clear propensity for diversification of markets, proposals, and destinations.

The influx of foreign operators was significant (39% of the total), with a prevalence of buyers from France, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Turkey, the United States, and China.

The vitality of LINEAPELLE 103 and its ability to open up new horizons even in a particularly worrying market moment, found expression and (great) interest in all the contents that enriched the exhibition experience, starting with the success of the six Lineapelle Designers Edition fashion shows. Very positive feedback also for the first edition of Lineapelle Interiors / Leather Duets, a business culture exhibition that staged a sequence of installations, each of which was represented by an exclusive leather design project shared between a made-in-Italy leather manufacturer and a furniture company. There was also great involvement for In The Making Atto II (an interconnected and multidisciplinary space where visitors to LINEAPELLE were able to take part in a series of craft workshops using leather) and for the second edition of the Science Based Fashion Talks, opportunities for debate and sharing aimed at discovering and defining green strategies for the entire supply chain.


UNIC CONCERIE ITALIANE (Z1704) 06.02.24-2
A NEW PROJECT AT LINEAPELLE 103: LINEAPELLE INTERIORS.
FIVE LEATHER DUETS TELL VALUE, VERSATILITY AND FUTURABILITY OF LEATHER IN INTERIOR DESIGN

A new project makes its debut at LINEAPELLE 103, scheduled to take place at Fiera Milano Rho from 20 to 22 February 2024.

Its name is LINEAPELLE INTERIORS, and its mission is to promote and enhance Italian leather in the interior design sector through styling and product development actions, activating collaborative connections with the world of Italian and international design and architecture

The first of these actions is LEATHER DUETS, a business culture exhibition that, inside LINEAPELLE (Hall 24), stages a sequence of installations: "duets", each of which presents the realisation of an exclusive leather design project shared between a made-in-Italy leather manufacturer and a furniture company. A path linked by a thematic fil rouge that leads the semifinished product to become international excellence, passing through its transformation into a high-end finished product.



"With this new project," comments Fulvia Bacchi (above), CEO of LINEAPELLE, "dedicated to interior design, LINEAPELLE is creating an area of strong and engaging appeal to explore the value of Italian leather and hide in areas other than those more closely linked to fashion, for which, however, they are confirmed in their role as reference materials. LINEAPELLE INTERIORS is an opportunity to open up new creative and market horizons".

"We believe that, as far as made-in-Italy leather is concerned, there are vast areas of application that have remained unexplored or not properly expressed for the interior design sector to date," explains the artistic director of LINEAPELLE INTERIORS, Maurizio Molini. "This project represents a set of actions aimed at launching possible futures towards the Design Economy, implementing involvement at an international level and activating business development opportunities."

The protagonists of LEATHER DUETS are:

MANIFATTURA DI DOMODOSSOLA / NALESSO

Installation: A vida è a arte do encontro
Between an object of design and an architectural project, a continuous seating system becomes an opportunity to highlight the beauty of Manifattura di Domodossola's leather weaves through Nalesso's skilful application skills. The sinuous lines of the large sofa generate relational spaces. Hotel halls, airport lounges, and urban places of transitory pauses are intended as opportunities to meet. Six rounds covered in polychrome leather weaves accompany the curved walls of the room, reminding us that the boundary between art and industry is never a straight line.

ACCOPPIATURE MISTRAL / MANTELLASSI 1926
Installation: Bonjour élégance
Mistral's elegant leather upholstery evokes the intimacy of a twentieth-century interior, which Mantellassi 1926 translates into a contemporary environment that alludes to the world of fashion. Walls covered with leather boiserie decorated with different patterns host an ornamental screen with a strong scenic impact and a central design sofa. Overall, it is an emotional total-look installation as an expression of innovative applications of Italian leather translated into a cosmopolitan language.

CONCERIA GAIERA GIOVANNI / CIERREESSE
Installation: Inspirational icons
Installed to simulate a museum space, a series of works between art and design are moulded by the artist/designer into unexpected shapes and combinations, using the leather of Conceria Gaiera Giovanni, designed by Uto Balmoral, as stone or colour. It is an inspiring space where every single iconic element does not give up its function. Made by Cierreesse, tall sculptures become coat racks; others, more contained, carry a lamp; leather pictures hang on the walls, and low totemic elements can become seats.

CONCERIA MONTEBELLO / STUDIOART
Installation: Tribal gatherings
The floor, continuous walls, circular carpets, and an all-around design installation to present the precious leathers of Conceria Montebello are transformed into extraordinary furnishing surfaces thanks to the modular systems of Studioart, known worldwide as a design tool for architects and interior designers. The African colour palette, together with the expressiveness of the leather weavings of the rugs and the stitching of the wall modules, narrates the community appeal of a tribal gathering, a synthesis of the ability to communicate Made in Italy in the encounter of different cultural contexts.

GRUPPO MASTROTTO / KREOO
Installation: The warm touch of the stone
The natural antithesis between leather and marble is played out in an uncompromising confrontation: hand-to-hand combat between soft and hard, between hot and cold, where the surfaces tell stories that are in themselves distant, hidden in their essence. It is in this short circuit that Kreoo's lithic design - thanks to Christophe Pillet's design - presents itself as decisive, a happy process of juxtaposition in which Gruppo Mastrotto's superb leathers once again acquire unexpected meaning

UNIC CONCERIE ITALIANE (Z1695) 22.01.24-3
GENERAL LAUNCH WITH LONDON & NEW YORK
LONDON, NEW YORK, MILAN
THE LINEAPELLE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION NETWORK LIGHTS UP 2024 BY INVITING THE FASHION, LUXURY AND DESIGN INDUSTRY TO ENTER A NEW DIMENSION OF SHARING AND PLANNING

LINEAPELLE lights up 2024 by renewing the design of its international exhibition offer. LINEAPELLE LONDON (Tuesday, 23 January), LINEAPELLE NEW YORK (Wednesday, 31 January/Thursday, 1 February), and LINEAPELLE 103 (Milan, 20/22 February) announce themselves rich in content, creative, and market expectations and launch a participatory and inclusive invitation to the fashion, luxury, and design industry: BE PART OF THIS GAME. An evocative call to action that declines the codes of the sporting world to demonstrate how fashion, style, creativity, and their supply chain speak a common language. A language that represents the core of LINEAPELLE's identity.

The first appointment is along the Thames, where LINEAPELLE LONDON will be staged on 23 January. In the confirmed venue of the Ham Yard Hotel, 43 exhibitors (23 from Italy, 20 from abroad) will present the first collection launches to a very specific target, made up of young stylists, start-ups specialised in fashion accessories, and brands looking for smart and imaginative solutions and materials.

The second step is overseas. On 31 January and 1 February, the Big Apple will host, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan, LINEAPELLE NEW YORK, a US trade fair outpost that has become an essential meeting point for American fashion, architecture, and design customers. One hundred eleven exhibitors, 50 of them Italian, among whom, for the first time, will be present Chirotèca - Rete della Guanteria Napoletana. An art, the latter, that will be the protagonist of the exhibition "La Casa del Guanto" (The House of the Glove), curated by SSIP (Stazione Sperimentale per l'Industria delle Pelli e delle materie concianti) set up at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York.

In London and New York, the trends studied by the LINEAPELLE Fashion Committee for the 2025 summer season will be in the spotlight. They have an evocative title: VUJA DE, i.e. the opposite of DEJA VU. It is an invitation to free one's imagination, a hymn to change and to experience the usual situations as if one were seeing them for the first time, to change one's point of view and imagine a new perspective.

It is with these assumptions that we will arrive at the highlight of LINEAPELLE 103, at Fiera Milano Rho from 20 to 22 February, which (figure updated to 31 December 2023) will host 1,150 exhibitors, in line with the February 2023 edition, from 41 countries. LINEAPELLE 103 will be a genuinely creative, commercial, and cultural platform that will offer an articulated list of contents and will take place in partial concurrence with the fairs of the Confindustria Moda galaxy, scheduled from 18 to 21 February: Micam (footwear), Mipel (leather goods), TheOneMilano (clothing), Milano Fashion&Jewels.

In addition to the usual Trend Areas located in Halls 9, 13, and 22 and the style seminars open to the public (in the morning of the first two days of the fair in Italian and in the afternoon in English), there are many projects that will enrich this edition.

➢ The Lineapelle Designers Edition leather-oriented fashion shows and fashion projects are back at the fair and in town at the Spazio Lineapelle in Piazza Tomasi di Lampedusa.

➢ Space is given to an evolved and participatory idea of craftsmanship with In the Making Act II, an interconnected and multidisciplinary area that combines the high craftsmanship of the Italian tradition with the most advanced product engineering, fashion with interior design, technology with art.

➢ The Science Based Fashion Talks, with industry-relevant meetings and debates on science, innovation, and the market, are back, too.

➢ New at this edition will be LINEAPELLE INTERIORS / Leather Duets, conceived to highlight the incredible versatility of Italian leather in the context of interior design. A space designed to host five installations, where it will be possible to discover as many "never seen" projects, but conceived to be engineered just in time.

➢ LINEAPELLE 103 will host the customary prize-giving ceremony for the Amici per la Pelle competition, which involves over a thousand secondary school students in the Italian leather districts.


2024
MATERIALS

LEATHER, ACCESSORIES, COMPONENTS,
FABRICS, SYNTHETICS & MODELS.

WELLBEING

EQUIPMENT, ACTIVITIES, NUTRITION, DIGITAL, MATERIAL TRENDS, ETC,.

LUGGAGE, BAGS, BELTS, ETC.

WOMENSWEAR
FOOTWEAR
&
ACCESSORIES

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