The Sofa Collection includes
a wide range of full grain leather sofas and armchairs. Upholstery options
include a selection of full aniline leather, semi aniline leather, corrected
grain leather and rub off leather. Please see our online
swatch which shows the leather options available.
The Sofa Collection can be
viewed in Flash by clicking
here, alternatively the leather sofas can be viewed in HTML on this
page and the contemporary fabric sofas can be viewed in HTML by clicking
Semi Aniline Leather
Corrected Grain Leather
Semi Corrected Grain Leather
Rub Off Leather (Antique)
Otherwise known as pure aniline
leather. This is regarded as the highest quality leather and normally
the most costly. It is colourerd only with dyes and requires careful
hide selection of only the most perfect hides. The word "aniline"
identifies that it has not had any artificial pigmented finish applied
and the leather is in its natural dyed state, which may display some
slight colour variation and marks or scars from the origional hide.
The dyes may not be lightfast
so the furniture should not be placed facing a window looking south
as colour changes may occur. Such leathers are also not very suitable
for rough use by children or pets. They will also be more susceptible
to staining from spillages and soiling from perspiration and grease.
Leather in which the base coat
of the finish contains pigment but later coats contain only dye, or a
contrasting pigment, to give a two tone appearance. Generally semi aniline
leather is more durable than full aniline leather however it can still
be damaged by spillages and soiling.
Corrected grain leathers will
have a slightly more synthetic appearance than the aniline leathers as
the characteristics of the original hide will be masked by a solid colour
The leather is embossed with
an artificial grain pattern. Corrected grain leather offers excellent
durability, water resistance and light fastness.
Semi corrected grain leather
is very similar to the above, they share the same colour consistency,
durability and light fastness attributes. The difference is that the embossed
grain pattern is not as deep as that of a corrected grain leather, achieving
a smoother, softer finish.
Off Leather (Antique)
These are varieties of pigmented
leather where the surface is made more attractive by application of a
contrasting top coat which is applied unevenly or partially removed to
reveal the underlying colour.
Nubuck is produced by using
the flesh side of the hide. The ramoval of the grain creates a nap and
gives the leather a luxurious feel. Often waxy tops or greases arre applied
to give an interesting feel. This type of leather will be susceptible