25 Feb 2022
It's about time these beautiful products got a mention, the unbeatable leather chair. Whether you're into your real or faux leather, we've got a good range to suit everyone. From traditional styles to contemporary designs, the versatile leather dining chair, comfy lounge chair and Chesterfield style sofa are here to stay! And here's why we think they’ve stuck around for so long.
Where it all started
Leather was first used thousands of years ago but not always as we know it today. The durable material was once used as armour and even to build tents in the days of tribes! However, it quickly became useful in the ways we might recognise now: as clothing and furniture. The Romans absolutely loved leather - they mostly used it for lounge chairs in rich houses. Leather had a particularly high status due to its complex and expensive manufacturing process. And so for a long time, leather was reserved only for the very wealthy! Although, we now know that leather can be found absolutely everywhere and this is mostly thanks to new technologies making it more readily available to the general public.
The different types of leather we stock
As we mentioned, leather has become something of a household material. Faux leather, of course, is just one of the ways that a leather feel and look can be achieved on a more affordable budget. If having real leather isn't important to you, faux leather, especially now, is a gorgeous option for your furniture - it looks and feels impeccable! All of our dining chairs can be upholstered in any of our 7 faux leathers we hold in stock. Alternatively, we can order real leather from an external supplier of your choice, this will just be a more expensive option.
Our pre-upholstered leather items such as our Wing Chair, Spitfire, Wellington, Chesterfield Style Sofas etc are all pre-upholstered in real leather and are sold in a limited range of colours but fear not, they are suitable for all colour pallets and venue styles.
Why are leather chairs so timeless?
Well, there are several reasons. Firstly, chairs upholstered with leather have been around for such a long time that it would be hard for them to phase out so quickly. It's hard to find a material that is as durable and timeless as leather - it really is unmatched. Secondly, leather is a staple part of the fashion world and it always has been. And as we know well, fashion always influences interior design and vice versa. You'll often see the most stylish of society rocking leather jackets, boots, and bags. So who wouldn't wait to carry this look into their venue? Leather dining chairs are sophisticated, sleek, easy to wipe clean and perfect for any existing interior design scheme. There's no worrying about maintenance or changing up your home's design, especially if you go with faux leather chairs.