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At Carl Hansen & Søn we use genuine cowhide of the highest quality from South America. No two hides are the same. Therefore, each piece of cowhide has its very own unique pattern and appearance.

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Normal cleaning and maintenance

We recommend that upholstery with cowhide be vacuumed regularly with a soft brush and on a low to medium setting. To avoid unnecessary wear and tear of the cowhide, always vacuum in the direction of the hairs.

Special cleaning – stain removal

In the case of spilled liquids, soak up the liquid with a clean cloth as soon as possible. The stain is initially removed by gently dabbing with a clean cloth or sponge soaked in warm water. Avoid getting the cowhide too wet and always wipe the skin in the direction of the hairs so that the water and dirt do not seep further into the hairs. Wiping over the entire surface should be done quickly so that stains are avoided.

Special consideration

Since cowhide is a natural material, there can be significant variations in color, pattern and hair length. Avoid placing furniture with cowhide in direct sunlight.

Avoid using detergent or chemical cleaners.

Danish designAuthentic experienceUp to 5 years warranty*

When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You will become part of a long and proud tradition of beautiful and distinctive craftsmanship where nothing is left to chance. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide.


*Indoor furniture 5 years warranty. Outdoor furniture 2 years warranty

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