Natural Characteristics of Leather - Picket&Rail Singapore's Premium Furniture Retailer

Natural Characteristics of Leather

November 23, 2013

It all comes back to the senses. Leather—probably the longest-wearing natural upholstery fabric available—looks elegant, feels sensuous and has a distinctive smell.

Leather, like cattle, has variations. Each piece of leather will exhibit its own unique characteristics, markings and subtle shadings such as grain and texture variations, wrinkles, pores, healed scarring (such as from thorn scrapes, cuts, insect bites, barbed wire and brands), stretch marks and slight color differences. These imperfections do not significantly affect the integrity and performance of the leather and are actually desirable as they give your leather its character and enhance its beauty. Because leather is a natural, porous material, it absorbs dyes and finishes differently and to varying degrees. Every single leather sofa is thus unique in both looks and personality with their own characteristic markings. Because leather wears in, rather than out, it becomes more beautiful over time with the revealing of its true characteristics.

Leather is also recommended for those who have asthma or dust allergies. Leather repels the smell of smoke, which explains why gentlemen's clubs have long been outfitted with predominantly leather furniture. A well-made contemporary leather sofa looks great in any space, though.

Image credit

How to Care for Your Leather Furniture

Also in KUKA Blog

KUKA #2537 Fabric Sofa Is Comfortable And Perfect For Urban Settings

May 17, 2017

Our KUKA 2537 fabric sofa is yet another bestseller and hits your comfort right out of the ballpark. Rendered in luxe linen with a lovely weave, the 2537 has solid wood dowel legs that emphasize its sleek looks without being cold.

Continue Reading

New Arrival: KUKA Fabric Sofas Make Their Grand Appearance

May 17, 2017

The crisp look of our KUKA 2556 sofa, newly arrived rendered in gorgeous ‪fabric, belies its pillowy comfort. It has ample seating and yet it is still compact. The particular shape of this KUKA sofa is inviting: smoothly rounded with arms that are slightly upturned at the corners to envelope your body and a slightly tilted back for extra comfort. The KUKA 2556 fabric sofa somehow manages to look as voluptuously inviting as a lover and as sensible as a comforting schoolmarm at the same time.

The exposed feet of the KUKA 2556 fabric sofa also lend it a lightness of being while the sturdiness of the solid wood feet is buttressed even more with a thick wooden apron. The feet of the sofa come with glides to protect your floors. The back feet of the sofa splay out more than the front, adding a slight quirkiness to the ‪design.


The piping of the KUKA 2556 fabric sofa, done in a contrasting color, also adds detail with flair to the design. The KUKA 2556 fabric sofa is a beautiful addition to any space. Its compact size also makes it highly versatile and a perfect choice for smaller homes and rooms. You’ll love snuggling up to your partner in this delightful fabric sofa.

Continue Reading

New and Unique Arrival: Our KUKA 1923 Leather Sofa

January 14, 2015

KUKA 1923 leather sofa joins our large KUKA family! The KUKA 1923 leather sofa possesses a beautifully balanced open form with, paradoxically, a slightly asymmetrical shape. A built-in center console breaks up the straight line of the KUKA 1923 leather sofa and effects an aesthetic that is grand in scope yet still intimate in feel. The console has a beautiful dark wooden top that is handy for holding a bunch of things and ensuring that they don’t fall out of pockets and laps and slip down the nooks and crannies of the couch. The console also opens up to a hidden but handsome storage space.

Continue Reading

Back to the top