Leather is an organic material, shaped by nature. Patina, color variation, markings, and wrinkles are all characteristics that add to its beauty and depth.
A surface appearance of something grown beautiful, especially with age or use. Leather patina increases the beauty, value, and feel of the product. In order to get your leather looking its best, we suggest you do one thing: use it.
During the finishing stages, leather is treated with a blend of transparent waxes and oils. When stretched or pulled, separation of the waxes/oils occurs and the color will contrast, becoming lighter in the pulled areas, resulting in a worn in effect.
Every hide is one-of-a-kind, and each will take dye color differently than another. Even within the same dye-lot you will find subtle variation in color between hides. Below is an example of how color variation is expressed on our Meriwether Sofa. Our skilled upholsterers utilize the slight color differences within a hide and create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece.
Small, superficial marks from bug bites, scratches, and stretch marks are unavoidable features of natural leather. Here are some examples you may find on your one-of-a-kind piece.
Bites and Scarring:
Neck wrinkles, the heavily textured centerpiece of a hide, are a valuably limited feature of leather. We love the beauty of these lines, and our skilled craftsman typically showcase them on the back of the chair when upholstering.
If you have any additional questions on leather and its unique characteristics, please reach out to us through our chat feature or send us an email and we’d be happy to talk with you!