Sfumato is one of the four canonical painting modes of Renaissance art. The word “sfumato” comes from the Italian language and translated into English means soft, vague or blurred. Pioneered by the great Leonardo Da Vinci ( his famous painting of the Mona Lisa exhibits the technique), the “sfumato” technique produces imperceptible transitions between colours and tones by using fine shading and delicate graduation between colours. German luxury brand Montblanc used this technique to treat the leather used to make the goods. And the result is Meisterstück Sfumato collection.
Montblanc master craftsmen have developed this collection by applying the sfumato effect to the finest and softest calfskin to give it an elegant patina that mirrors the luxurious qualities of the leather, and enhances its softness with a shadowed three-dimensional appearance. The collection consists of full briefcases, wallets, tote bags, and cardholders. The collection is available in three colours including rich brown, anthracite and navy blue, with a newly designed M-shaped leather clasp. Each piece is designed as a functional and enduring lifelong companion, a statement said.