BASIC is Fritz Hansen’s preferred leather – exclusively from Sørensen Leather – 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, hailed as the father of Danish Modernism. That’s in addition to the PK22™ lounge chair and PK9™ chair by Poul Kjærholm, among many other designs.

And it’s no wonder. BASIC is a handsome leather with enduring appeal that utterly exudes sophistication. Only available in black, it’s the reason why “black is the new black.”

Thanks to a lightly buffed and printed finish, BASIC has a supremely smooth surface. It’s a designer’s dream because the fine grain appears uniform throughout the leather. Meaning, if you’re designing numerous chairs as part of a collection or several seating solutions with a singular aesthetic approach, you can look forward to a stunning, consistent look that unifies the entire collection – boasting a protective surface that renders it reisitant to smudges, stains, dirt and water.

BASIC is a fundamental leather for any furniture designer, interior designer or architect. It’s the black leather that surpasses other options for black. What are you doing without it?

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
Tannage Chrome
Dye Water-based Aniline dye
Particular attributes Soft, smudge-proof, water repellent, dirt repellent, stain resistant, durable, easy upkeep. The preferred choice by Fritz Hansen – exclusively from Sørensen Leather. A consistent surface texture with a timeless appeal
Creative applications The slim, smooth uniform surface makes this particularly attractive for all kinds of decorative projects as well as fixed upholstered furnishings. A pleasure to touch with good seating comfort, feel free to explore the possibilities within chairs, sofas and lounges to lamps, desks, panels and wall surfaces. Not to mention other decorative details along with office or personal accessories. For any industry sector from private to cultural, corporate, hospitality and beyond

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

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