Materials

It is the quality of the materials that we use and our attention to detail that separates us from our competitors.  Over time, we have carefully evaluated hundreds of different furniture manufacturers and have selected to work with best in class as they use materials that maintain the integrity of the original designs, lending authenticity to the look, feel and comfort of the furniture that we sell. We offer a full material range.  Choose from beautiful fabrics, thick European leathers, premium hardwood timber options and superior marbles.  

 

Waxy Aniline Leather

  

 

We offer luxurious full-grain European hides that have been Aniline dyed and given additional treatments in a blend of waxes & oils to achieve a vintaged ‘pull-up’ effect with a soft sheen finish. Waxed or unwaxed, Aniline Leather is the highest quality leather option, representing the top 5% of all commercially produced leather.

Soft yet hardy, Waxed Aniline Leather is very durable and will age beautifully, developing its own unique personality with use.

Waxed Anilines are available in an earthy range of tans, browns and olive green.

 

Pure Aniline Leather

  

 

These are luxurious full-grain European hides that have been Aniline dyed, vacuum dried and treated in oils to achieve a smooth supple feel and rich natural sheen. Aniline Leather is the highest quality leather option and represents the top 5% of all commercially produced leather.

Aniline leather is very soft and supple and is very comfortable to sit on. It is durable and will age beautifully, developing its own unique personality with use.

Aniline leather is vastly superior to Semi-Aniline or so called 'Italian Leather', which are corrected top-grain leathers with artificially embossed grains and synthetic coating. Aniline leather is warmer to the touch and will give a beautiful leather smell.
Semi-Aniline Leather ('Italian Leather')

  

 

Semi-Aniline Leather is a high grade 'Italian Leather' and is a good 'all-round' option.   It is a 100% organic leather which has been imprinted with a 'corrected' grain and given a fine synthetic coating. The coating makes it colder to the touch and less supple than Aniline leather, though does make it more stain-resistant.
Italian or Semi-Aniline leathers do not come from Italy. They are 'split' leathers that have been corrected via the 'Italian Method', just described. They will not improve with age, nor develop personality with use.
For your home, we always recommend our range of waxy or pure aniline leathers, but if you have young children or pets, semi-aniline leather might be a good choice.
Danish wool

  

 

We are delighted to be able to offer a range of super soft and luxurious Danish cashmere wools which have a fine texture and are thick, hard wearing and durable.
Danish woven wools contain 85% pure wool with 15% synthetic added for body and durability. Thick, hard wearing and comfortable, these fabrics lend an authentic look and feel to replica furniture as the original designs were typically upholstered in sturdy woven fabrics.
They are a premium grade fabric which is more expensive than other fabrics but vastly superior in terms of quality. 

 

Tweed

  

 

These tonal flecked Tweeds are woven from 75% pure wool with 25% viscose added for body and durability. Thick, hard wearing and comfortable, these fabrics lend an authentic look and feel to replica furniture as the original designs were typically upholstered in sturdy woven fabrics and tweeds.

This is a premium grade fabric and used only by furniture producers who compete on quality rather than price alone.

Offered in Grey, Graphite & Olive. Hazel and Claret are also available by special request.

 

 

Camira Fabric

 

  

 

This opulent, 2mm thick, Camira UK fabric is 100% pure virgin wool and is beautifully woven with a stunning cubed finish. A rich, tonal weave of subtle Charcoal, mid & light Greys and Apricot, it is the very height of luxury and definitely for the connoisseur.

Rich, sturdy and tactile, it has a unique appeal. This is a luxury grade fabric and used only by furniture producers who compete on quality rather than price alone.

60% Wool / 40% Hemp Camira Tweeds are also available on selected products or by special customisation.

Plywoods

Our plywoods are produced using the most sophisticated machinery and techniques. Constructed from FAS (First and Second) Grade American hardwoods sourced from the USA and Canada, they are kiln dried to ensure against warping or cracking, and finished in the highest quality Italian imported lacquer to ensure a natural lustre to the grain and to prevent fading.

Constructed from Oak or American Walnut hardwoods, they are produced using sustainably grown FSC Certified timbers and are carefully selected to minimise dark wood knots and promote a consistent finish.

 

Hardwoods

Our hardwoods are responsibly sourced from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified suppliers from Europe, America and Africa with strict adherence to replanting policies. We offer Ash, Walnut, Oak, Teak, Zebrano, Sapelli, Beech and Wenge, each with different characteristics in colour, grain, hardness, and feel. 

 

Die-cast Aluminium and Steels

Light weight and incredibly strong, die-cast Aluminium has an alluring satin finish which gives a beautiful aesthetic. It was prominently used in many iconic Mid-Century designs.

Many of our products are offered with #304 grade Stainless Steel. This is the highest grade used in furniture production and is the equivalent of 18/10 quality cutlery, with a high nickel content which has a superior lustre and highly polished finish. #304 grade Stainless Steel is more resistant to rust than lesser grades.

Memory Foam + Topper Layers

Polyurethane injected 'Memory Foam' is designed to give superior support, comfort and cushion shape. It is a superior and engineered foam with a longer life span than lesser grades.


Topper layers of Dacron Silk ('Doll Cotton') and/or multi-density foam are used to provide additional comfort and shape for superior enjoyment, durability and aesthetic.




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