Produced on English bull hides, Tuscan offers the rare combination of leather with a polished finish yet a soft and supple feel. Most polished leathers have a much firmer hand. Oil included in the drumming process is later ironed and burned to produce this finish as well as a very light variation in tone throughout the hide.
The rich hues and supple textures of our distressed leather reflect the proud heritage of the tannery, where artisans rely on techniques perfected over generations. For a distinctive combination of intense color and soft warmth, the leather is meticulously finished with multiple layers of fine waxes, which it give it both a supple feel and impressive durability.
A leather designed to replicate the look and feel of polished calf in a classic palette. During the finishing process, the fibrous structures of the leather are pulled together to create a taut, smooth face. The polish on our classic leather's surface hovers right above a gorgeous saturation of color.
Full-grain specialty leathers combine cutting-edge style and lasting comfort. Pebbled leather is exceptionally soft and supple with natural abrasion resistance and organic texture, while silky hair-on hide leathers in bold stenciled patterns add an exotic touch to any room. Both are naturally scratch-resistant and supremely durable, making them ideal for high-traffic areas.
Our leather upholstered products are constructed from aniline leather. Only the top 5% of hides can be made into aniline leather, making it the finest available. The full-grain or top-grain leathers are soaked in transparent nontoxic dye, with no subsequent pigmented finish coats applied. Dye penetrates the hides, letting the natural grain show through. Our ivory leather, white pebbled leather and white faux ostrich are exceptions to this process; they are semi-aniline dyed, with a layer of pigment applied afterwards.
Anilines have natural markings that vary from hide to hide. They also have color variations due to the leather's ability to accept dyes differently in various areas of a hide. Markings and shading distinguish genuine leather from man-made materials. Appreciating shade differences among hides also means appreciating them on individual furniture pieces, because no two pieces can be produced from a single hide.
Our leathers appeal to customers who find the natural color variations, markings and patina of pure aniline leathers unique and beautiful. They may not appeal to customers who want uniform color and surface commonly seen on less expensive leathers that are heavily corrected and pigmented.
Never use detergents, polishes, preservers or saddle soap. They can remove natural oils.
Dust or vacuum for routine maintenance.
Do not place in direct sunlight; it will lighten or discolor leather over time.
Dab spills immediately with a soft white cloth dampened in distilled water (not tap water). If spill penetrates leather, use lukewarm distilled water and a soft white cloth to massage stain and surrounding area. Blot with a dry cloth and allow leather to air dry.
Most surface scratches will fade over time if you rub them with your fingertips. Friction and heat from rubbing helps to redistribute wax in surrounding areas to cover the scratch. Not all scratches have the same depth, and this may not work on deeper scratches.