other Sørensen Prestige leather colours
white Sørensen Prestige leather
red Sørensen Prestige leather
brown Sørensen Prestige leather
dark green
wine red
Prestige is a beautiful, strong and supple leather. It is extremely soft to touch, with a slight shine on the pebbles. The leather is full grain, which means that its natural surface structure has been preserved and all natural markings are visible. Natural markings are the hallmarks of the animal’s active life and give the piece of furniture a unique sense of character. Despite its upscale appearance, Prestige has an incredible appealing practical side, as well. The protective surface finish makes it extremely durable and entirely smudge-proof. Moreover, it is extremely comfortable.
Type  Protected leather – Thickness 1.3 – 1.5 mm.
Surface  Soft, strong and matt, with a beautiful, visible shine on the pebbles – Finish  Light surface protection.
Tannage  Chrome – Dye  Water-based Aniline dye
Particular attributes  Gorgeous full grain, soft, smudge-proof, water repellent, dirt repellent, stain resistant, durable, easy upkeep.
Care & cleaning  Use a vacuum cleaner once or twice a month with a soft brush to remove any dust. Once or twice a year for thorough cleaning, use the foam from soap flakes stirred in warm water. Apply the foam with a dry soft cloth, minimising any contact with water. Avoid bar soap, saddle soap, leather cleaners, household detergents or chemical products. Protect from direct sunlight, excessive heat and sharp objects.
black Sørensen Prestige leather
The furniture designer and interior architect Yrjö Kukkapuro (b. 1933) studied under Ilmari Tapiovaara in Helsinki and later trained several generations of Finnish design students as a full-fledged university professor. His most internationally renowned design, the Karuselli Lounge Chair, is the perfect example of Kukkapuro’s interest in achieving ultimate comfort for the sitter through a union of function, ergonomics and organic form.
The Karuselli Lounge Chair is the result of extensive experimentation. Kukkapuro began developing the  breglass chair in the 1950s, arriving at the iconic form in 1964. Shaped to echo the form of the human body, the inspiration for the Karuselli reportedly came about when the designer was playing outside making snow chairs with his daughter. The ergonomics of sitting has always been a guiding principle in Kukkapuro’s work. Designing according to human anatomical functioning was essential when creating Karuselli.
The original prototype consisted of thin metal netting covered in sackcloth and dipped in plaster. Kukkapuro spent several years sculpting the chair and searching for the right dimensions. The resulting chair was exceptionally comfortable and had a distinct style. The Karuselli became an immediate international success – Gio Ponti chose it for the cover of Domus in 1966, and Kukkapuro found a permanent supporter in Sir Terence Conran, who has proclaimed it his favourite chair.
With swivel and swing mechanism.
Dimensions lounge chair W80 x D97.5 x H92 cm – 37cm (seat height) Ottoman W53.5 x H38 cm
Base and shell fibre glass, white
Brace steel, chrome-plated
Seat surface leather upholstery with PU foam padding
Glides felt




lounge chair


design Yrjö Kukkapuro, 1964

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