The PHOENIX, made of 100% animal, plant-based or mineral material, inspired from the aesthetic codes of noble materials.
Without binders or additives, produced by heat pressing in our factory, Authentic Material obtains solid materials – recycled and recyclable – which hold color and authenticity of the raw material.
Thus, PHOENIX adopts visual and emotional features linked to its sourcing, or brand legacy. Craftsmen and designers are free to exploit the many facets of their uniqueness by molding or machining.
We view PHOENIX as a design amplifier of unique pieces or for limited series. It gives opportunities for experimentation and exploration.
Is your material competing with leather ? Can it substitute to leather ?
The materials produced are not intended to replace genuine materials such as full-grain leather. Authentic Material offers new materials which are not made for the same applications. The aim is to create value out of wastes through new applications and new properties.
For specific cases, the QILIN range can replace leather crust, for example for leathergoods reinforcements.
Can you work on colors ?
Yes. The color of the output material depends on the color of the input material. It will be close, but slightly darker.
If possible, sorting by color beforehand is desired.
Please note that for the Natural Composite range, we can work with natural coloring pigments to modify the rendering.