Aniline leathers are a premium choice for upholstery. Only 5% of all raw hides are of a quality high enough to become aniline leather. These luxurious leathers have an untreated surface with no protective finish, displaying natural beauty and unique characteristics. Leather offers a high degree of comfort, breathability and softness. The open pores of the material’s surface allow it to ‘breathe,’ absorbing and releasing heat upon contact. Over time, aniline leathers will patinate. The open surface means that coloured aniline leathers will fade with sunlight exposure and natural non-died aniline leathers will darken with exposure to light.
10-15% of all raw hides are considered high enough in quality to become semi-aniline leather. This type of leather retains the natural surface structure of the hide but is treated with a light surface finish that makes it less susceptible to damage from sunlight, dirt and oils. Semi-aniline leather retains its shape well, providing superior sitting comfort on upholstered furniture.
Corrected leather displays even colouration and has a hard-wearing, textured finish. Sanded or embossed with an artificial grain before being treated with pigments, dyes and finishing coats to enhance its appearance, very few natural marks are visible. As corrected leather is a durable, easy-to-maintain fabric, it is a popular upholstery for furniture in high traffic areas.
Vacuum regularly using a soft brush nozzle.
Clean only when necessary, using hot water and soap flakes. Dissolve 2-3 tablespoons of soap flakes in 1 litre of boiled water. Using only the foam, apply evenly across the surface of the furniture using a soft cloth. Mop excess water with a dry, soft cotton cloth. Allow the furniture to dry before use. Spot cleaning is not recommended for leather as it can cause discolouration. Damage caused by stain removers is not covered by the Fritz Hansen warranty.
Sharp objects can scratch, and damage leather and non-colourfast clothing can cause permanent discolouration. Avoid placing in direct sunlight for extended periods of time or close to heat sources.
Design for Generations
What is expensive?
What is cheap?
The cheap chair you throw away after a few years?
The well-crafted one that lasts 50 years?
The fabric that fluffs up?
The one that doesn't wear out?
Are our products expensive?
Their quality/price ratio is excellent.
What about their impact on the environment?
We let you guess.
The end of year celebrations are approaching and, as tradition dictates, it's time to make your life easier by offering you commercial offers.
They are of three orders:
1) offers on products that we have in stock, new, in limited quantities and ready to ship
2) campaigns, organized with brands
3) targeted promotional codes, which you will get by sending us an mail
(just put "promotional code" in the subject of the email).
Our range of products is extremely wide and experience has shown us many times that no one ever goes around it, even our most loyal customers.
Now is the perfect time to explore it further: do you know, for example, the sections
« fashion accessories », « design objects », « tableware » or « candles & candleholders »
which are literally full of magnificent gift ideas?
Offering design at the right price is an integral part of our work. If you find the same item at a lower price at another retailer, delivery included, we will not only match it, but even offer you a better price.
How to take advantage of it?
We compare our prices every day with all authorized retailers in Europe. If nevertheless you find cheaper, contact us for a counter-proposal.
We must be able to verify that the item is authentic, new, perfectly identical (size, materials, color, etc.)
and that it is not part of a campaign or temporary destocking.
The valid basis is, for example, a current quote or a direct link to another retailer's website where the lower price is indicated. An email image is invalid, the original email must be forwarded.
The offer does not apply to orders already placed and cannot be combined with any of our other offers or promotions.
Searching the "Search" field and you cannot find it? It's normal.
Our site is not built like a classic e-shop, with its standard product sheets and keywords
like ‘yellow’, ‘lamp’, ‘Marimekko’, ‘wishbone chair’.
This usual method has its advantages, of course, but it obliges you to present the mug,
the sofa, the dress, the toothbrush and the floor lamp in the same way – which is absurd.
Worse: it condemns the searcher to browse through monotonous
products lists, poorly organised – which is boring.
The structure of our site is much more simple: are you looking for a chair?
Go to Furniture > Chairs: a page shows them all classified by brands.
Are you interested in Arne Jacobsen's « Series 7 Veneer » chair?
No need to scroll laboriously from page to page to see the many variants:
they are all gathered in the same place, where you can compare them at a glance.
Forget the Search field: you are on an editorialized site.