We love using leather on our chairs. Nothing sits and swaddles like a well designed and built club chair in a great leather. And properly maintained, leather will last – and look terrific - four times as long as fabric.
Caring for leather is straightforward. Note that many people don’t use any products on their leather: if it isn’t drying out, it’s happy.
Rules 1-10 are to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and to direct heat.
Regular vacuuming (yes, vacuuming) is a simple and effective method to keep the surface clean.
For most leathers it is safe to occasionally wipe your leather with a clean, damp cloth followed by a dry cloth.
Blot (don’t rub or scrub) any spills immediately.
Condition, but no more than once a year.*
*For many of our leathers we recommend a gentle widely-available leather conditioner such as Lexol. It is easily applied with a sponge followed by wiping any excess with a dry cloth a few minutes later. For a full aniline or nubuck leather only use cleaners and conditioners specifically formulated for those leathers. Note that some conditioners may slightly darken a leather’s appearance, so please test any conditioner on an inconspicuous area first.
And finally, bear in mind that over time and with use your leather will develop a unique and welcoming patina, giving it a distinctive appearance and further softening as it ages. Much like all of us.