Please always refer to the producer's manual, which is usually included in the furniture delivery.
LEATHER CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
The leather our suppliers use is made from the most high-end raw hides.
ANILINE LEATHER: Clean your leather furniture weekly using the vacuum cleaner with its brush attachment.
Aniline leather boasts a natural surface without surface treatment, where the original markings due to insect bites and wounds are visible. This adds to an authentic look with loads of character. The natural surface structure of the hide remains preserved and the leather breathes and vouches for an optimal sitting comfort. The passing of time, daylight and the wear and tear will lend the leather its individual character and a pretty patina.
SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER: Clean your leather furniture weekly using the vacuum cleaner with its brush attachment.
A light, transparent surface finish gives semi-aniline leather protection against stains and the effects of light, while at the same time keeping its organic look and feel. The result is a gorgeous, full-grain leather that’s easier to maintain, more resistant to wear and tear and vouches for an optimal sitting comfort.
LEATHER WITH PIGMENT LAYERS: This is a leather that has been additionally treated for ultimate for durability. Protected leather has a special surface treatment which guards against wear and tear, making it water repellent, dirt repellent and stain resistant. The leather is soft and extremely comfortable, with a more uniform look to the surface. Meaning, the natural markings are minimal in a leather that’s ultra-easy to look after, designed to last for generations. For daily care, use a soft, clean and moist cloth.
SUEDE is the innermost part of a raw hide. It has a pleasant pile, which will change its colour depending on use and light incidence and boasts a beautiful sheen. Over time, suede will develop a beautiful patina and traces of use will become more evident. Clean your leather furniture weekly using the vacuum cleaner with its brush attachment.
- Suede should only be vacuumed and should never come in contact with water or soap.
CLEANING LEATHER CUSHIONS
If your piece of furniture has loose cushions, we recommend exchanging them among each other from time to time, to ensure equal usage. Cushions with down filling should regularly be shaken out to spread out the down filling equally and to support the form retention of the cushion.
Wait at least 6 months before cleaning a new piece with a soap solution. After this, please treat furniture yearly with a soap solution to prevent that leather from drying out. For more thorough cleaning, we recommend using a lye of hot, demineralized water and mild, natural soap flakes (or leather soap) of high quality.
1. Use 50 ml soap flakes to one litre of water. Wisk the soap flakes into the hot water until they are completely dissolved.
2. Cool down to room temperature and rub the soap foam into the leather with a soft cloth. Only use the foam of the lye - the leather should not be soaked with water!
3. When the leather has dried, polish it with a soft cotton cloth.
Always clean the entire surface to avoid rings. The leather should always be completely dry before taken into use again.
- Never use cleaning agents or sharp objects when cleaning leather.
- Never place leather furniture in direct sunlight, in extremely dry rooms nor in direct proximity to radiators, furnaces or fireplaces.
Soap for leather maintenance is available in our online shop.