Pit Tanned ‘Midnight Blue’

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An extraordinary traditionally made leather, pit tanned for between 35 and 40 days, depending on the weather at the time! This double-shoulder cow hide is sourced in France then tanned, dyed and finished in Tuscany, Italy.

The leather is drum dyed to the deepest ink blue shade. The grain is extremely variable across each piece alongside the naturally occurring holes, marks, scratches and scarring.

This leather is as non-uniform and wild as it gets!

Panel Size Information

These cow hide leather pieces are cut from the butt of the hide as this section provides beautifully even-textured leather. When new, faint shave lines from the underside of the leather can sometimes be visible across the panels. With time and use these naturally fade away, and we often find that the handling of the leather by your upholsterer is enough for these lines to mellow and fade away.

Pit Tanned 'Midnight Blue'
Average skin size
15.5 sq ft skin
A = Average Panel Width
B = Average Panel Height
C = Average Skin Width
D = Average Skin Height

Skin sizes vary widely within a batch. These measurements represent an average sized skin.


  • Name: Pit Tanned
  • Colour: Midnight Blue
  • Animal: Cow
  • Thickness: 1.5mm
  • Minimum order: 1 piece
  • Pieces range from: 12 to 17 sq ft
  • Fire retardency: Inherently passes Crib 5 test (BS 5852:2006)
  • Price: £38.40 per square foot, including UK VAT

To request a sample get in touch with us by phone or email

If you’d like to place an order just tell us the number of pieces or the square footage you require.

We will select pieces from the same batch, but we cannot accommodate further selection requirements.

Please note that CFAs are not applicable for leather, because tone, colour and grain texture vary from batch to batch, skin to skin and even within a single skin. Similarly it is very hard to accurately capture these qualities in photos so we do not, as a rule, supply photos of leather selections.

We encourage you to come to our studio in Camberwell, London and select the pieces yourself from our current stock if you are worried about suitability for your job.

We’re happy to ship anywhere in the world! Customs duties and taxes may apply if purchasing from outside the UK and we cannot predict these charges. Please account for these and be prepared to pay them upon delivery.