Leather is a natural product blessed with special properties that becomes more beautiful with every year of use, provided it is well looked after. It highlights the quality of the workmanship, and shows off the lines of the piece. We only use top-quality, full-grain leather – the uppermost layer of the hide. All the leathers in the Wittmann collection are vat dyed. Dyeing the hide through its full thickness ensures that the colour remains, even if surface damage occurs. One of the key characteristics of leather is its ability to regulate moisture, meaning that the surface may expand. The leather may stretch, especially in the initial weeks of use. The resultant creases are not a defect but a sign of a natural, living material. Take care to maintain constant room temperatures.
Things that can harm your upholstered furniture
- Strong sunlight
- Sharp objects such as bracelets, rings, wristwatches, zips and studs
- Pets’ claws and beaks
- Jeans (colour transfer)
- Wide temperature variations and dry air: we advise against treating leather furniture during the heating season
How to look after leather
Looking after high-quality smooth leather is relatively straightforward. Leather furniture should be regularly wiped down with a soft duster: the more heavily it is used, the more often this should be done. Care products should be applied sparingly, and no more than twice a year, as overuse may damage the furniture. We recommend our care set for your Wittmann leather furniture. Nubuck leather is given a velvety surface by a special sanding process. The fine fibres of the leather are flattened by environmental factors and stick to one another in time to create the characteristic patina. This is often coveted, but it results in the loss of the velour effect, and shiny patches may occur. This surface reflection can be delayed by treating the surface with the Nubuck care wipes, available from dealers, which separate and soften the fibres.