The Original Premium Brompton Cocoa Leather from Bassano Del Grappa, Italy.
This leather is the original Brompton leather finished with wax and oils. This supple leather improves over time, developing a rich natural vintage appearance. This leather is for those that want the very best. Only 5% of the world’s hides are used for this leather. Don’t be fooled by knockoffs of this leather seen elsewhere. Shown in Italian Brompton Cocoa. Also available in the original Italian: Brompton Vintage, Brompton Walnut, Brompton Chestnut and Brompton Black. New from the Italian Tannery that produces Brompton, Echo leather and Mont Blanc leather. Echo and Mont Blanc have similar characteristics to Brompton and are comparable in quality. Due to a new technology Echo and Mont Blanc have a wide range of colors. Echo and Mont Blanc are available in 55 colors. Echo and Mont Blanc are more pliable and a little softer.
Premium Capetown Leather is another excellent choice and is on sale for a limited time.
Capetown leather known as a “wax pull-ups” is finished with wax and oils. It is available in 9 colors. This is a supple leather that will improve over time, developing a rich natural vintage appearance. It has as smooth round hand with a cool surface.
Additional Leather Options
We offer an additionl collection of two other carefully selected, high-quality, aniline dyed wax pull up leathers Echo and Mont Blanc leather. Additional colors to those featured on our page are available on request. These leathers are the brother and sister to the original and famous Brompton leather.
These aniline dyed leathers are well suited for tufted leather furniture. Aniline leathers are for those that appreciate the natural beauty of leather. Characteristics will include seeing natural beauty markings.
Brighton is another excellent choice for tufted furniture. Brighton has a beautiful naturally-milled grain with saturated color making Brighton the perfect choice for a soft, authentic look. Brighton has a special agent that make it feel supple and polished, imparting a soft sense of elegance and luxury. We are featuring 12 colors in Brighten although 12 other colors are available upon request.
Our set has a traditional Hand Knotted Eight-Way, Hand-Tied construction – the ultimate in durability and comfort. Each spring can move independently in any direction. Superior to “No-Sag” Sinuous Springs Systems and machine made “Flexolator”™ suspensions. Don’t be misled by those that tell you sinuous spring and Flexolators™ springs are as good as eight-way hand tied systems. Also be aware of sets, often imports, usually available in one color only, constructed with an “Interwoven web base and webbed back construction” (also referred to as “Pirelli Webbing”) A webbing-base and back construction is essentially a rubberized material, woven like what you might find on an “old lawn chair.” This type of construction usually sags and “bottoms out” within a few years. Drop in Spring Units are better than sinuous wire springs, but not as good as a true 8 way hand tied system. The drop in unit is not built into the frame. It is a pre-assembled unit attached to the frame by several screws along the top of the frame and usually held in place by bands or wooden rails along the bottom of the frame. The system will sometimes have cording tying the springs to each other and to the sides but the cording has minimal functional value as the springs are held in place by metal clips and the springs cannot move freely.
Another type of drop in unit called a “Soft Luxe”™ Drop in Pocketed Coil System derived from the mattress industry does not have the durability or longevity of a traditional 8 way hand tied spring system. The pocketed system is not built into the frame and as a result does not contribute to the torsional strength of the frame and spring. Essentially it is a preassembled unit comprised of a series of small springs encased in fabric. Typically the wooden frame of the sofa is turned upside down and a polypropylene fabric called “FLW” is stapled in place covering the base of the frame.
The frame is turned back over and glue is sprayed on the poly. The pocketed unit is then glued to the Poly. Eight-Way Hand Tied systems are found in only the very best quality sets, from top-end manufacturers and are built to last a lifetime. This system gives the furniture an even comfort level that will not bottom out. Sinuous spring and webbing systems are found in all the low end sets-sofas selling for $399, for example. Sinuous wire, Flexalators™ and webbing systems suspensions can only move in one direction, up and down. 8 way tied systems can take hours to build. Sinuous wire springs and drop in units for example can be installed in a few minutes. Because an 8 way tied system is done by hand it is considered to be more reliable. It is not entirely uncommon to hear of an 8 way hand tied sofa holding up for several decades. Some, in fact, can last as long as 50 years. This set is a sizable investment; make sure it will last by choosing the proper construction. Eight-Way Hand Tied construction is especially important in extra deep pieces.
Superbly made by skilled craftsman in North Carolina.
Our upholsterers have decades of experience and is guaranteed to please even the most discriminating buyer.
100% Kiln-dried, double-doweled, corner blocked, 5/4″ Maple frames for maximum durability. No plywood, no softwood and no particle board. Built in North Carolina! We use 5/4 Maple. Most manufacturers simply state that they use kiln dried hardwood which generally means hardwood plywood. 5/4 Maple is the gold standard in frame construction.
These frames are hand built in North Carolina. We use added hardwood stretchers across the base for added structural integrity. Many manufacturers use plywood frames often times referred to as Manufactured Hardwood. Don’t be misled by those that tell you a plywood frame is as good as a hardwood frame. Manufactures like to use plywood frames as they are less costly to build. A plywood frame can be cut by a machine called a C and C router in a matter of minutes. Plywood flexes and does not have the rigidify of a hardwood frame. Hardwood frames do not contain the glues and byproducts of a plywood frame. Each frame is bench made by hand by skilled craftsmen.
Each piece features removable seat cushions for ease of cleaning, service and superb seating comfort. This type of cushioning enables you to rotate seat cushions to minimize normal crushing and to fine tune the back padding for individual taste.
“Down Blend” loose cushion option: Down seat cushions not only sit better, they look better as the cushions “crown” and have a more natural flowing appearance as compared to fiber wrapped foam cushions.