About Leather We Use
By partnering with best in class leather suppliers, we are able to curate a diverse offering with some of the finest leather tanneries in Italy and Spain. This select surfaces collection is intended to celebrate leather as a natural material and highlight the features of leather that make it unique and desirable. This page will show you the beauty of leather and the range of natural characteristics associated with it.
Leather Natural Characteristics
Marks and scuffs create scratches that gradually heal.
Severe abrasions generate healed scars on the hide.
Repetitive movement of the neck region induces wrinkles.
Stretching and contraction of the abdomen leads to wrinkles.
Skins vary in moisture, roughness, and texture resulting in the grain variation.
The animal’s backbone can produce a long linear marking on each hide.
Veins and arteries closer to the surface of the skin result in larger lines within the grain pattern.
Bug bites react differently to leather processing than the rest of the hide, developing color and texture variation.
These leathers soften and tell the story of its users, becoming more individualized with age. The wrinkles created are the outcome of premium leather’s sophisticated aging process.
Each hide bears the original texture and markings accumulated during the animal’s lifetime. This arrangement of natural characteristics, blended with the softening from the furniture’s use, makes each piece a one-of-a kind.
Learn More About Our Finishes
When a tree is sliced into thin sheets of veneer different grain characteristics present themselves. Knots and other natural blemishes should be celebrated. These unique imperfections enhance the beauty and add character to furniture. Every grain pattern is a one-of-a–kind, a unique and natural design.
Steelcase Surface Materials are designed for ease of coordination and use, abundance of choice and thoughtfulness to the environment. The offering consists of a wide selection of textiles, paints, laminates, veneer, glass, and more.