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Premium Full Grain Natural Leather
Also known as unfinished, unsealed, unprotected or ‘nude’
leather, Premium Full Grain Natural Leather has a soft, smooth
feel and a natural texture. The finest premium full grain hides
are aniline dyed and then sealed using special waxes that are
hand rubbed into the surface to bring out their elegant and
individual coloring. Their full, rich grains and dramatic pull-up
effect uphold the individual beauty of every Lifeform chair.
The wax/oil combination also creates a unique mottled
appearance, creating rich contrasts in color throughout each
hide. This treatment allows for simple maintenance, as minor
scuffs and scrapes can easily be rubbed out. The final process
polishes the leather to give added depth and clarity.
This low-maintenance cover requires very little care or
cleaning. Use a dry cloth to remove residual dust, and
remove ordinary smudges with a slightly damp cloth.
Note that Premium Full Grain Natural Leather will absorb
excess moisture or spills. Excessive water or spills will
darken the leather.
Lifeform Stone Mountain, Provost, Harness and Embossed
Leathers are examples of Premium Full Grain Natural Leathers.
They showcase all of the natural characteristics of Full Grain
Natural Leather: healed scars, neck wrinkles, fat wrinkles,
nicks and scratches.
In Premium Full Grain Natural Leather, the subtle to obvious
color and texture variances from panel to panel are to be
expected and appreciated. Because every hide of Natural
Leather absorbs dye differently, your chair will not exactly
match any leather swatch. Adjustment for color variances
cannot be accommodated. For applications requiring color
consistency among multiple chairs, we recommend Premium
Full Grain Enhanced Leather. Since every piece of Natural
Leather is truly unique we simply cannot replicate a previously
manufactured chair. That’s the beauty of Natural Leather.
Premium Deer Run/Brighton Leather:
Sapphire, Hero, Unbridled, Black, Buckskin, Pewter
Premium Stone Mountain Leather:
Premium Harness Leather:
Tobacco, Cuero, Moss, Black, Chocolate
*Some styles or colors may be discontinued. Please call 1-800-222-5728 for available leather options.
Premium Full Grain Enhanced Leather
This fine leather is robust and durable, while soft and supple
to the touch. Lifeform Deer Run leather is an example of
Premium Full Grain Enhanced Leather.
To produce Premium Full Grain Enhanced Leather, the finest
premium full grain hides are surface treated to enhance the
appearance of the grain by concealing natural marks and
scars. The leather is then aniline or semi-aniline dyed.
Pigment is added for color consistency and protection
against fading. Note that prolonged direct sunlight will fade
and damage any aniline dyed Leather.
Wax and oil may then be applied for a natural aniline
appearance and feel. The top surface is treated with a clear
protective coating to guard the leather from spills and minor
scuffs and scrapes. The surface protection provides an initial
barrier against ordinary spills, which should be blotted
immediately with a dry cloth. A damp cloth is all that is
needed for day-to-day maintenance.
Consistent coloring and its soft, full texture make Premium
Enhanced Full Grain Leather an excellent choice for those who
prefer uniform color, or for alternating panel colors for that
unique two tone chair.
Standard Top Grain Leather
Standard Top Grain Leather or Corrected Leather is
made from quality hides that have the surface perfected
by removing the top layer and embossing a consistent
grain into the leather. Lifeform Odyssey is an example
of Standard Top Grain Leather.
Top Grain leathers tend to be stiffer than Full Grain leathers,
and are therefore well suited for commercial use or heavy
wear areas. These Top Grain hides are a little thicker than
Premium Full Grain hides and are finished by spraying the
dye directly onto the surface. This seals the hides, making
them durable and easy to clean because dirt and moisture
cannot penetrate into the leather through the pores.
A clear coat is then applied to protect the color.
Standard Top Grain Leather should be cleaned with
warm water, mild soap and a damp soft cloth.
Top Grain Leather is a good choice in a hostile environment
as the thicker hides resist most cuts and scrapes. As a natural
product, leather will always have some inconsistencies in color and finish.
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