Features of use

USAGE PROPERTIES

Even with correct use and care, leather changes over time, because upholstered furniture is not infrequently used for several hours a day. So you will develop completely normal signs of use: inevitable and completely natural signs of use that do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about workmanship and quality. They are authenticity marks that have no influence on the use, usefulness and lifespan of the material and are excluded from the guarantee.

LIGHT, WARMTH AND HEAT

Protect leather from direct sun, intense light and heat. Direct sunlight changes references; it fades them over time. This must be taken into account when choosing the location of the sofa, especially with natural leathers. A UV leather cream is generally recommended for all leathers. Exposure to high levels of heat can also change a cover and make it porous and brittle. Therefore, please keep a little distance from radiators to avoid heat build-up.

Make sure not to bring any strong heat sources (e.g. heating pads, hot water bottles, irons, hot liquids, etc.) onto the covers.

PATINA

Covers live with them and develop a patina over time. It has nothing to do with pollution.

Rather, patina is the sum of the traces left by use and describes a surface that has aged beautifully: depending on the material with faded or color-changed areas, scratches, creases, abrasion, dull areas or areas with a certain sheen. Nothing that could be created artificially.

WRINKLING

Covers change under the influence of body heat, body moisture and body weight. They stretch over time and form "waves", which however have no effect on the quality. Basically, the thicker the cover material, the larger the seat and the more casual the upholstery, the greater the tendency to wrinkle.

It is also normal that the tension in the first three or four months is a little softer and the cover wrinkles. This development is roughly comparable to the changes in the running-in of new shoes.

FULL, DARK OR INTENSE COLORS

Covers change under the influence of body heat, body moisture and body weight. These stretch over time and form "waves", which however have no effect on the quality. Basically, the thicker the cover material, the larger the seat and the more casual the upholstery, the greater the tendency to wrinkle.

It is also normal that the tension in the first three or four months is a little softer and the cover wrinkles. This development is roughly comparable to the changes in the running-in of new shoes.

JEANS AND NOT TRUE COLORS

Some clothing materials (e.g. jeans) are not color-fast and can stain permanently. Most jeans are still dyed with indigo today. Unfortunately, these dye molecules do not bond chemically with the fiber, but only stick to the fiber surface. The result: Jeans rub off. And all references are powerless against this. Please note this with all light covers. The same applies to other textiles that are not color-fast.

LEATHER

The characteristic signs of wear include seat mirror and wave formation due to material expansion, patina and shiny spots. In the case of sanded leather, this also applies to initial residues of sanding dust, which can be further increased by body heat and moisture. Initially, there may be a leather odor.

MATERIAL

Flat woven fabrics in particular roughen the surface during use.

Some fabrics, especially flat woven fabrics and microfibres, tend to pilling. Pills are small nodules caused by friction because loose fibers in the cover or clothing swirl around the surface. They can be easily removed with a special pilling razor. In fact, pills testify to a high quality yarn. The finer and higher quality the yarn, the more likely it is to pilling.

The patina and shiny areas are characteristic signs of wear.

By catching pointed objects (jewelry, fasteners etc.), by contact with Velcro straps, animal claws etc., looping is possible depending on the type of fabric.

With chenille flat woven fabrics and velor, changes in the pile position, seat mirror formation or weariness are unavoidable. Usage chandeliers develop over time as a result of pressure, body heat or moisture. The pile layer changes so that the fabric appears lighter or darker depending on the direction of the weave.

PETS

Claws, beak, teeth: unfortunately there are no "pet-proof" covers. Leather is not resistant to animals. Animal paws, claws and saliva can damage the materials. The only thing that will help is the good upbringing of your darlings.

LOOSE SEAT AND BACK CUSHIONS

Some models have cushions that are not permanently attached. They can move during use, but can easily be returned to their normal position. Pillows filled with feathers, foam sticks, or cotton wool should be pounded regularly to keep them in their original shape.

RESILIENCE

Our products are designed for a user weight of: Armchairs & chairs max. 130 kg, 2-seater 200 kg (100 kg per seat unit, 3-seater 240 kg (80 kg per seat unit). Should a higher load capacity be possible for individual products, this is pointed out in the corresponding product information.

CHANGE IN SEAT HARDNESS

Just as every car has to be run in, so are sofas. The padding adapts to the body weight. The hardness of the seat changes. It becomes softer depending on the type and duration of use. This is a normal process that any upholstery goes through.

We therefore advise you to use all seat elements equally or to change seats more frequently and to swap loose seat cushions with one another. One-sided use often changes the seat hardness to different degrees, which leads to different degrees of usage within an element or an add-on group.