Leather

Leather is a distinctive natural material which exudes exclusivity and ages with grace. House of Finn Juhl uses carefully selected hides from cows and bulls and treat these with the utmost respect when upholstering. Tanning is a long and extremely important process that requires the right knowledge and feel for the material. For that reason, we work with talented partners, who ensure high quality leathers to complete the quality of Finn Juhl's furniture. 

 

Natural grained leather is an exclusive material where the original surface reflects a story of an animal’s life. Markings such as insect bites, healed wounds and natural wrinkles create an authentic aesthetic and adds character. Every hide is carefully selected by skilled craftsmen and cut in accordance to the furniture it is meant for.

 

Please note that each hide is unique and that the images shown are for guidance only. There may be differences in the colour shade and grain structure of the images shown compared to the furniture delivered.

Vegetal

Vegetal is a full grain leather that is produced from a top selection of Scandinavian bullhides. The leather is highly breathable and has a smooth, natural surface with no coating, where original markings such as insect bites, healed scars and wrinkles are a natural part of the characteristics of each individual hide. The classic vegetable-tanned leather will develop a natural patina over time because it absorbs light and air.

Vegetal comes in six selected colours and one pure, uncoloured version. 

The uncoloured vegetable-tanned leather is entirely as nature intended. It is untreated which preserves the natural, light complexion of the original hide. The leather is sensitive to light, air and stains and darkens over time while developing a unique patina that reflects the daily use.

Please note that the images shown are for guidance only. There may be differences in the colour shade and grain structure of the images shown compared to the furniture delivered.

Vegetal 98

Aniline leather
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Vegetal 96

Aniline leather
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Vegetal 93

Aniline leather
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Vegetal 92

Aniline leather
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Vegetal 95

Aniline leather
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Vegetal 91

Aniline leather
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Vegetal 90

Aniline leather
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Elegance

Elegance is a full grain chrome tanned aniline leather produced from a top selection of European rawhides. It has an exclusive soft touch and a smooth, natural surface with no coating, where original markings, such as insect bites, healed scars and wrinkles, create an authentic aesthetic and adds character. Each hide is unique in terms of the hue and the surface itself. With no protective layer, the leather is sensitive to light, air and stains and will develop a unique patina over time. The leather is highly breathable, resulting in great seat comfort.

Please note that the images shown are for guidance only. There may be differences in the colour shade and grain structure of the images shown compared to the furniture delivered.

Elegance black

Aniline leather
Sørensen Leather

Elegance mocca

Aniline leather
Sørensen Leather

Elegance indian red

Aniline leather
Sørensen Leather

Elegance walnut

Aniline leather
Sørensen Leather

Cervo

Cervo is a full grain chrome tanned aniline leather that is made from a top selection of Scandinavian bullhides. It is a soft, warm leather with a pleasant touch and great seat comfort. The leather has an open grain structure and a soft, natural surface with only a small amount of natural markings. The light coating makes it partially repellent to water and dirt. Cervo is breathable and develops a natural patina over time.

Please note that the images shown are for guidance only. There may be differences in the colour shade and grain structure of the images shown compared to the furniture delivered.

Cervo 150

Aniline leather
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Cervo 355

Aniline leather
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Cervo 360

Aniline leather
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Cervo 358

Aniline leather
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Cervo 359

Aniline leather
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Cervo 356

Aniline leather
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Cervo 357

Aniline leather
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Cervo 353

Aniline leather
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Cervo 354

Aniline leather
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Montana

Montana is a full grain chrome tanned aniline leather made from European rawhides. The leather has a natural, relatively smooth surface with a light surface coating making it partially repellent to water and dirt. It has a soft and open grain structure with a certain amount of natural, original markings in the form of scars, insect bites and wrinkles. The lightly treated surface allows the leather to breathe, resulting in a great seat comfort. Montana develops a natural patina over time.

Please note that the images shown are for guidance only. There may be differences in the colour shade and grain structure of the images shown compared to the furniture delivered.

Montana black

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Montana mocca

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Montana terracotta

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Montana Teak

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Montana brandy

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Montana camel

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Montana sand

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Motana clay

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Montana graphit

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Nevada

Nevada is a full grain chrome free aniline leather produced from European rawhides. The leather is firm, smooth and matte with a fine grain structure and a unique natural character provided by visible original markings such as insect bites, healed scars and wrinkles. Due to the natural look, there may be variations of texture and shades. It has a natural surface with a light surface coating making it partially repellent to water and dirt. Nevada develops a light patina over time.

Please note that the images shown are for guidance only. There may be differences in the colour shade and grain structure of the images shown compared to the furniture delivered.

Nevada Black

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Nevada Brown

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Nevada Coffee

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Nevada Burgundy

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Nevada Cognac

Aniline leather 
CAMO Leathers

Nevada Sand

Aniline leather
CAMO Leathers

Velvet

Velvet is a full grain chrome tanned aniline nubuck leather made from a top selection of German bullhides. The leather has been slightly sanded to obtain a matte effect with a warm, soft and velvety touch. Velvet is Scotchgard protected during the tanning process and is therefore partially water and stain repellent but will develop a patina over time.

Please note that the images shown are for guidance only. There may be differences in the colour shade and grain structure of the images shown compared to the furniture delivered.

Velvet 514

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 513

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 506

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 504

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 515

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 516

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 503

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 502

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 501

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 505

Nubuck leather
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Velvet 512

Nubuck leather
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Prestige

Prestige is a slightly corrected full grain chrome tanned leather made from European bullhides. The leather has a distinct grain structure with a soft and matte surface. A protective surface finish makes is extremely durable and resistant to scratches and hard use. It is smudge proof, water repellent and dirt repellant, making it a safe choice for places with hard wear and tear. 

Please note that the images shown are for guidance only. There may be differences in the colour shade and grain structure of the images shown compared to the furniture delivered.

Prestige black

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige Anthrazite

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige Dark Green

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige Dark Brown 

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige coffee

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige wine red

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige Red

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige cognac

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige Nougat

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige Beige

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige Cream

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Prestige White 

Protected leather
Sørensen Leather

Maintenance

VEGETAL LEATHER - UNTREATED

On the daily basis the leather can be kept clean by wiping off the surface with a soft, dry cloth. Try to avoid stains. However, stains on this leather will appear and should be accepted. The stains will even out over time as a part of the natural patina.

If a severe damage stains the leather heavily by accident as for example a spilled glass of red wine it is necessary to act immediately by moderately soaking the leather with mineral water or clean boiled water that has been cooled down to lukewarm temperature – not only the stain but the entire leather surface. Leave it to dry up completely. The stain will not go away but over time stains will even out.

For extraordinary cleaning special soap flakes “Cavo-Ox” can be used for gentle washing. Always follow the instruction on the bag and always treat the whole leather body. If not, there will be a clear marking on the leather.

For maintenance use a pure natural uncoloured leather grease or wax based on bees wax specially made for treatment of uncoloured natural leather. Always be aware of following the instructions on the product carefully. The leather grease or wax can be used as a preventative measure before you start using the furniture. This will apply important moisture, enhance the tanning process and leave the leather in a warmer colour tone.

The furniture should not be placed too close to heat sources such as wooden stoves and radiators. Avoid placing the furniture in direct sunlight for a longer period of time, as the leather is sensitive to sunlight. Both scenarios can dry out the leather and cause the colour to fade. Avoid contact with sharp objects and never use harsh or chemical cleaning agents as they can damage the leather. Be aware that colour from non-colourfast clothing, like new jeans, can colour the pure, natural leather and cause permanent discolouration.

 

ANILINE LEATHER – NO COATING

Use a dry, soft cloth to wipe off the surface of the leather for regular cleaning. In case of light stains, use a soft cloth, tightly wrung in clean, boiled water that has been cooled down to lukewarm temperature. If liquid is spilled, it should be wiped off immediately as it can leave marks on the surface and cause damage or discoloration. If further maintenance is necessary, leather cleanser, cream or bees wax based grease can be used. Always use products that are specifically made for aniline leather and be aware of following the instructions on the product carefully.

Leather furniture should not be placed in direct sunlight for a longer period of time, as the leather is sensitive to sunlight. Avoid placing furniture too close to heat sources such as wooden stoves and radiators. Both scenarios can dry out the leather and cause the colour to fade. Avoid contact with sharp objects and never use harsh or chemical cleaning agents on the leather as they can damage the material. Be aware that colour from non-colourfast clothing can leave stains on the leather and cause permanent discolouration.

 

ANILINE LEATHER - LIGHTLY COATED

The surface can be kept clean by using a vacuum cleaner with a soft mouthpiece or by wiping off the surface with a soft, dry cloth. In case of light stains, use a soft cloth, tightly wrung in clean, boiled water that has been cooled down to lukewarm temperature. If liquid is spilled, it should be wiped off immediately as it can leave marks on the surface and cause damage or discolouration. If further maintenance is necessary, leather cleanser or cream can be used. Always use products that are specifically made for coated aniline leather and be aware of following the instructions on the product carefully.

The leather furniture should not be placed close to heat sources such as wooden stoves and radiators. Avoid placing the furniture in direct sunlight for a longer period of time. Both scenarios can dry out the leather and cause the colour to fade. Avoid contact with sharp objects and never use harsh or chemical cleaning agents as they can damage the leather. Be aware that colour from non-colourfast clothing can leave stains on the leather and cause permanent discolouration.

 

NUBUCK

The soft, velvety surface of nubuck will change its appearance over time due to common use. Nubuck must be cared for with the utmost caution in order to preserve it. For regular cleaning, use a vacuum cleaner with a soft and clean mouthpiece at low suction level on the surface. This will remove dirt and dust. Use a dry, soft brush especially made for Nubuck to help the fibres to rise and preserve the soft surface. As rubbing on stains and applying water can damage the surface of the Nubuck leather, it will often be preferred to leave light stains to be absorbed and become a part of the patina instead of trying to remove them.

The nubuck furniture should not be placed close to heat sources such as wooden stoves and radiators. Avoid placing the furniture in direct sunlight for a longer period of time. Both can cause the colour to fade and the leather to dry out. Avoid contact with sharp objects and never use cleaning agents, water or leather cream on Nubuck as they will damage the leather. Be aware that colour from non-colourfast clothing can dye the leather and cause permanent discolouration.

 

PROTECTED LEATHER

The protected leather has been coated which makes it extremely durable, resistant to water and stains and easy to maintain. The surface can be kept clean by using a vacuum cleaner with a soft mouthpiece or by wiping off the surface with a soft, dry cloth tightly wrung in clean, boiled water that has been cooled down to lukewarm temperature. Use a damp, soft cloth to wipe off the surface of the leather for regular cleaning and light stains. If the surface is particularly dirty, soap flakes can be added to the water. Be sure to wipe the entire surface and dry it off with a dry, soft cloth.

Leather furniture should not be placed too close to heating sources such as wooden stoves or radiators. Avoid placing the furniture in direct sunlight for a longer period of time. Both can dry out the leather and cause the colour to fade. Avoid contact with sharp objects and never use harsh or chemical cleaning agents as they may damage the leather.