In the early ‘70s the invention of Alcantara was a really "technologic breakthrough".
Its exceptional aesthetic, functional and sensory qualities meant that Alcantara was soon adopted by different sectors. Today it is one of the most invaluable, versatile materials, suited to any application.
To all intents and purposes, the invention of Alcantara marked a turning point. It became a product category in its own right and opened up endless new expressive possibilities for the design world.
Alcantara S.p.A. was established in 1972 precisely for the commercial use of this extraordinary invention.