LEATHER

Materials

Carl Hansen & Søn offers a selection of different types of leather. Each type of leather has its own qualities and characteristics which are useful to know before using the furniture.

The colors are only intended as a guide and may vary depending on your screen.

Pigmented Leather: LOKE

Loke is buffed and pigmented cowhide. This type of leather is known for its durable and easy to clean surface. The leather is buffed which means that the leather’s surface is sanded, removing all the natural marks and errors. Subsequently, the leather is coated and embossed to give the leather a uniform and smooth appearance. Pigmented leather, therefore, is very suitable for both private and public environments where furniture is subjected to more wear and tear.

Semi-aniline Leather: THOR

Semi-aniline leather is cowhide which has a thinner layer of surface protection than pigmented leather which makes it softer but also less resistant to dirt and stains. This type of leather, like aniline leather, is characterized by its natural appearance and good seating comfort. Semi-aniline leather is recommended when it is important to have a practical type of leather without forfeiting the soft and comfortable characteristics.

The colors are only intended as a guide.

 

Aniline Leather: SIF

Aniline leather is cowhide without any form of surface protection. Aniline leather is made from the highest quality rawhide and is characterized by its exclusive and soft surface as well as excellent seating comfort. As the leather is untreated, natural markings such as insect bites and scars will be part of the leather’s unique appearance. Aniline leather is recommended for individuals who want the purest quality and the best comfort and value the exclusive patina effect of natural leather.

Saddle Leather (aniline leather)

Saddle leather originates from the middle section of the back of the cowhide. It is a strong and long lasting type of leather. Saddle leather is very durable and will eventually develop an attractive patina.

Pigmented Leather: FREJA

Freja is buffed and pigmented cowhide. This type of leather is known for its durable and easy to clean surface. The leather is buffed which means that the leather’s surface is sanded, removing all the natural marks and errors. Subsequently, the leather is coated and embossed to give the leather a uniform and smooth appearance. Pigmented leather, therefore, is very suitable for both private and public environments where furniture is subjected to more wear and tear.

Cowhide

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.

The images are meant to illustrate the look of the cowhide. Each cowhide is individual and the presence of the colors black/white and brown/white will differ. Cowhide hair is offered for upholstery in the combinations: black/white and brown/white and is only available in the CH07.

Please note that each hide is unique and may vary in color, pattern and hair length. Tested according to hair attachment strength BS5131. Natural products such as hairs are affected differently in wear.