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Office armchair in real alligator skin

Real alligator skin upholstery, not a farmed alligator (alligator mississippiensis) for luxury office armchairs by Mascheroni, on LaMercanti. This armchair was made from 4 mississippiensis alligator skins, the average age of the alligators being 60. Alligator skins with these specific characteristics and origin are particularly beautiful and show extraordinary features. The treatment and tanning process used to prepare these alligator skins are traditional and include 6 stages performed over about 60 days. This particular process ensures the skins have a wonderful look, are long lasting, strong and resistant both to light and to wear and tear.


The first treatment stage after tanning consists in hand cutting the skins to the required shape. The pieces are then paired with a calf skin to make them resistant to tear. Then they are precision cut using a template to guarantee the perfect shape. Finally the pieces of alligator skin and calf skin are sewn together. All the sewn pieces can then be gradually assembled to make the armchair upholstery. When all the pieces have been sewn together to make the armchair upholstery the alligator skin is ready for the last treatment. The skin is hand dabbed with a protective cream twice and finally it is polished.

About Marco Olivieri

Founder & CeO of La Mercanti Italian Furniture. Marketing and Sales specialist of La Mercanti, emphasis on strategy deployment and implementation, innovation and business excellence. “I think to myself as an innovative thinker, an avid learner and I like to bring new ideas forward to drive my staff initiatives”.

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