We get it – sofa shopping is far from easy. There are many factors to consider, such as the size, shape and material of your chosen design. Out of these, choosing the material tends to be trickiest. Unlike size and shape, it isn’t constricted by the space you have. Instead, the best material for you often depends on your budget and lifestyle. The common dilemma is this: Which is right for me – a leather sofa, or a fabric sofa?
If you find yourself confused, allow us to be of assistance! Below, we have a list of pros and cons for leather sofas. For fabric sofas, please click here (to be edited).
If your heart is still set on a leather sofa, then scroll on! At Kuhl Home, we only offer premium, quality leather.
At Kuhl Home, Bolia is our primary sofa brand. In the past few years, their stores have been popping up all across Europe…and it is easy to see why. They are more than just a team of designers. They are craftsmen as well! Each sofa has been carefully constructed to bring you not only beauty and functionality, but comfort as well. To explore the sofa designs they offer, please click here. This brand offers two leather options, Quattro and Austin.
Light fastness (the degree to which a dye resists fading due to constant light exposure) = 4-5
Quattro leather originates from Germany. It is tanned without the use of chrome, which is a toxic chemical that heavily damages the environment. It is made in accordance to the highest European standards and can be traced to the cattle’s area of origin.
Quattro is available in the following colours:
Light fastness = 3
Austin is aniline nubuck leather. In the leather furniture industry, aniline dyes can only be used on the highest quality of leathers. This is because any blemishes already present on the leather will still be visible after the dying process. The surface of Austin is soft, smooth and most importantly, breathable. This class of leather originates from Slovakia.
Austin is available in the following colours:
Juul is the sister brand of Eilersen, which is well known for creating the most luxurious and comfortable sofas in Europe. If you’re seeking a more classic design for your sofa, then Juul would likely be the better option to explore. Compared to Bolia, Juul offers a wider selection of modular designs, allowing you to customise a sofa that will fit your needs. Similarly, for our Juul sofas, two leather options are offered.
Light fastness = > 3
As its name suggests, Prestige leather offers luxury that is second to none. This exclusive and soft aniline leather possesses a light finish and natural milling grain, which promotes great seating comfort. Juul ensures that the leather it uses are manufactured without use of environmentally harmful chemicals.
Prestige is available in the following colours:
Light fastness = > 4
Torino, in contrast, is corrected pigmented leather. This means all natural marks, such as insect bites and visible scars, have been removed during the manufacturing process. An artificial grain is applied instead, giving the leather a uniform look. Juul ensures that the leather it uses are manufactured without use of environmentally harmful chemicals.
Torino is available in the following colours:
Please check back for leather options available in the Normann Copenhagen range!
While all our sofas look particularly sharp in leather, our top recommendations are: