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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.

Available Options:

Premium Deer Run/Brighton Leather:

Sapphire, Hero, Unbridled, Black, Buckskin, Pewter

Premium Stone Mountain Leather:

Black, Chocolate

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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