Soft to the touch, BASIC has a lightly buffed and printed grain structure resulting in a consistent surface texture that appears uniform throughout the leather. Meaning, it has the added advantage of bringing a cohesive look and feel to any series of designs, an entire interior or project.
As a Protected leather, BASIC is smudge-proof, water repellent, dirt repellent, stain resistant, durable and easy to maintain.
BASIC is used for a vast range of iconic designs you see as collectibles in museums, galleries, executive settings and private residences worldwide. Such as the Series 7™ chair and the Ant™ chair designed by Arne Jacobsen.
Our BASIC collection has received the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® certification. A scientifically-founded, worldwide testing and certification system for leather. Based on international test standards and other recognised test processes, the certification involves around 100 test parameters. Including numerous environmentally-relevant substances and chemicals harmful to the health. The more intensively an article comes into contact with the skin, the stricter the human-ecological requirements that it must fulfil.
Minimum order 1 hide
Dispatch Within 24 hours
Type Protected leather
Thickness 1.0 – 1.2 mm
Size 5.0 – 6.0 m2
Origin European rawhide, typically from Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia
Surface Soft, smooth and supple with a uniform fine grain
Finish Surface protection
Dye Water-based aniline dye
Particular attributes Smudge-proof, water repellent, dirt repellent, stain resistant, durable, easy upkeep. A consistent surface texture with a timeless appeal
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
The care and maintenance of leather will always depend on the specific way in which it is used, the conditions of use and how often it is used.
Custom Special colours available with a minimum order. Just ask us.Download Technical Details