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.
Leather is the strongest natural material. In fact, leather is so strong it is virtually impossible to puncture or tear without a great amount of force. A seam in leather is 50% stronger than a seam in fabric.
Here at KUKA, we provide the very best leathers possible from the very best tanneries..
Sleek sensuous curves characterize this gorgeously comfortable sofa that has its silhouette broken up by a nifty center wooden console that even comes with a reading light overhead. The chunky arms are made even more comfortable with foldover rests.
A leather sofa is not just a sofa. It is a decision. And buying a sofa is rather like buying a car- except one probably knows less about buying the former than the latter. That makes the great hunt (and it should be!) even more daunting. Quality comes from the choice of materials, skills, craftsmanship and technology.
Read about the leather types we offer here.