To continue our talk on fabric, we decided to take a step up and discuss something a little more complex, leather and it's amazing qualities. There is a beautiful quality of leather that comes purely from the fact that each leather is unique and will come with it's own characteristics.
A basic breakdown of leathers comes in the form of:
Top-Grain Leather: Top grain leather is most commonly used in high-end leather furniture. It's a durable leather that is built to last. It can come in a smooth or wrinkled texture and will show it's natural markings and scars.
Bonded Leather: Think of bonded leather as reconstructed leather. It's made from smaller bits of leather that have been glued or "bonded" for the look and feel of a solid piece of hide. Bonded leather is inexpensive and can give a great sophisticated look without the price of genuine leather.
Vegan Leather: Oxymoron aside, vegan leather is a great alternative to genuine leather because it is made from all man-made materials. Perfect for those who love the look of leather but don't want the real thing. Well made vegan leather will almost be indistinguishable from the real thing. Our Chester Lounge chairs are vegan, but you would never know!
In all genuine forms, leather will bear the marks of it's natural origin. That's the beauty of leather.