If at the mere mention of the word “leather”, it conjures up images of elegant, iconic furniture you see in architect’s homes and design galleries, then VEGETAL is the leather you’re thinking of. Considered “naked”, it’s just as nature intended and the type of leather that shows every walk of life. Meaning it will develop a patina that reflects how you use it. So feel free to leave your mark on this high quality leather that will reflect you and the life you lead.
VEGETAL is an extremely high quality, un-dyed leather we feature in its original colour, which actually becomes another colour. The colour emerges from the tanning agent starting with a very light tone, which then becomes a pale pink, later transforming into a light, nut-brown, with variations from hide to hide. Soft, subtle and susceptible to light, watch the patina that appears over time, as it adds an extra dimension of character to a classic leather that’s truly a beauty. Each hide is unique, bearing the natural, discrete markings of its original owner – the cow itself!
Adding to VEGETAL’s exceptional beauty and purity is the fact that less than 1% of all hides in the world can be used for this type of leather.
Minimum order 1 hide
Dispatch Within 24 hours
Type Aniline leather
Thickness 1.2 – 1.4 mm
Size 4.5 – 6.0 m2
Origin Finest European rawhide from cattle grazed on the Alpine meadows spanning Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy
Surface Natural surface with subtle markings
Tannage Vegetable-tanned with extracts from the mimosa plant, it transforms over time in three phases: from its original light colour to a very pale pink to a lovely light brown.
Particular attributes The original “naked” leather. An exclusive choice. A fascinating patina emerges over time, depending on the light conditions and how you choose to use it.
Creative applications Museums, art galleries, exhibition spaces, upscale settings such as corporate headquarters, executive conference rooms, private residences, high-end furniture, interior design and décor, etc.
Care & cleaning
As a natural material, leather requires looking after. If you care for the leather in the right way, it will become even more beautiful over time. Here are a few tips:
Our leather is ready for you to use as soon as it arrives, so there is no initial need to treat it or clean it. Over time if you see the need for 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.
Custom Special colours available with a minimum order. Just ask us.Download Technical Details