No man made material can compare with the natural beauty of genuine leather.
While initially more expensive than fabric upholstery, leather is recognised to be a better investment over time. Leather has an average lifespan four times longer than that of fabric. Today’s active lifestyles require a furniture cover that can meet the demands of daily use and look great for years to come. As a natural material, leather has the ability to breathe, be it cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. The appearance of finer leathers are characterised by the individual animal’s history. Only choice hides are suitable for quality furniture upholstery, depending upon the level of environmental impacts such as insect bites and scars.
Our sources of quality leather furniture include some of Europe’s largest consumers of leather who purchase the leather from selected tanneries all over the world. Their quality control is so stringent that they use their own inspectors take part in the leather selection, which is conducted in accordance with international norms for quality determination.
Every hide tells a story
No two leather hides are exactly alike, because each has a different history that may include climate, age and heredity. We understand the importance of consistent colour and grain as well as the value and characteristics of the natural markings inherent to fine upholstery leathers.
Natural Variation in Texture
Premium leather hides used for upholstering furniture will exhibit slightly non-uniform surface qualities, depending on the area of the hide from which they were cut. Pigment-dyed leathers are buffed and embossed to obscure some of these natural texture characteristics. Variations in texture are not flaws and will not affect the leather’s durability. Common surface variations include scratches, wrinkles and healed scars. Barbed-wire scratches and abrasions create organic surface texture and one-of-a-kind authentic leather characteristics. These marks do not affect the durability of the hide.
Natural Variation in colours and Shades
Premium aniline and semi aniline dyed leather may further display subtle variations of colour across the surface of the hide.
When the hide is cut and sewn together on your furniture, care is taken to attempt to match adjacent pieces, but subtle colour differences may occur. These are not signs of poor quality; in fact, they highlight the unique and natural quality of more premium leather.