GENEVA, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ermini Automobili, an Italian producer of luxury hand-built cars, has chosen Alcantara to upholster the interiors of its new Seiottosei.
The Ermini Seiottosei made its world premiere at this year's Geneva Motor Show and is styled after the legendary Italian Barchetta-type sports cars of the 1950s. Only a limited number of the new Seiottosei will be manufactured.
The Florentine brand turned to Alcantara and its art director, Giulio Cappellini, to produce a unique, prestigious feel and appearance for the car's interior. A special three-dimensional technique distinguishes the Alcantara seat centers with a tailor-designed horizontal-stripe motif.
"For its new Seiottosei, Ermini chose to upholster its interiors in Alcantara," said Giulio Cappellini. "Seiottosei is a super-sports car that's also elegant and beautifully designed. Alcantara naturally proved to be the ideal interior-upholstery material. Its versatility and inherent durability allow us to combine a classic look with state-of-the-art technology."
Cappelini noted that Alcantara provides car makers with a unique combination of technical and functional performance features such as durability, light weight, grip and breathability.
The Seiottosei is offered in traditional Ermini Red with a chestnut interior. Other color schemes also will be available to further customize the exclusive Seiottosei offering.The Ermini Seitottosei will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show, March 6-16 in Hall 2 -- Stand 2042.
About Alcantara – www.alcantara.com
Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and result of a unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara® is a highly innovative material, offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a number of application fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home decor, consumer-electronics. These features, together with a serious and certified commitment in terms of sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy their everyday life, respecting the environment.
Since 2009 Alcantara is certified "Carbon Neutral", having defined, reduced and offset all the CO2 emissions derived from its activity. In 2011 the analysis was extended to the whole product lifecycle, including also use and disposal phases ("from cradle to grave"). To mark out the path of the company in such a field, every year Alcantara draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report, certified by TUV SUD international authority and available also on the corporate website.
Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of Umbria Region (Terni).