Product Features

Upholstery

The foam materials used in the upholstery undergo a chemical reaction in the form of synthetic polymerisation. This results in a delicate structure which is very permeable to air. This fine structure must endure years of regular usage. Changes in height and hardness of the upholstery as a result of non-uniform usage cannot be ruled out. In many cases, back cushions are filled with what is known as down or flock fibre. To ensure that the filling doesn’t move around too much inside the cushion, cushions are divided into chambers and quilted. In the case of soft cushion cover material, these chambers can sometimes become visible on the top side of the cushion. Here you can see the professional and technical processing methods. All fillings can become somewhat compressed when they are used so you need to make sure that you regularly beat the cushions (just like a pillow) to retain the original shape and support.

Formation of creases

Through body heat, body moisture and sustained use, every item of upholstered furniture begins to crease over time, regardless of whether it’s made of fabric, microfibre or leather. In the case of casual upholstery, waves and drapes can even be used as elements of design. The larger the seating and back support areas are and the longer the seat is used for, the more creases can form. It’s therefore worth smoothing over the seating and back support areas after each use.

Signs of use

Covers made from fabric, velour, flock, microvelour and chenille are pressure-sensitive due to the way they are made and can therefore change in appearance (visual differences in brightness and colour which change depending on exposure to light). Visual body impressions are known as shading. Shading and changes in appearance are caused by bodyweight, body heat and moisture and depend on the fabric or material used. They therefore do not represent grounds for complaint, and are a typical characteristic of this type of furniture. Likewise, with flat fabric, a certain degree of “pilling” is possible which is often influenced by other fibres (such as clothing).

Leather

With leather, you are in possession of a living cover material! Each piece of leather has individual natural features and different structures and colours. Small, ornate scars, isolated tick bites or small raw patches are in no way defects, rather an indication that your leather is particularly natural and original. Leather is a natural product. Please note that, with delivered upholstered furniture, it is possible that colours slightly differ from the sample collections and display items. Just as with our own skin, it’s possible that there are scars and skin creases on the leather. These are also not defects, but a natural feature and therefore a typical property of the material.

Discolouration in the case
of light covers

With light covers (fabric and leather), discolouration can sometimes occur which is caused by non-colourfast fabrics such as dark denim. If denim continues to leave discolourations on the cover material despite being washed several times, then this is obviously a defect with the clothing and is not down to the quality of the cover.

Initial odour

Brand new products always have a certain smell. This is general knowledge and the smell can last a number of weeks or months depending on the material and the composition. This material-dependent odour intensity disappears after regular use and is influenced by circumstances such as the room climate, the time of year, fluctuations in temperature, ventilation, frequency of use and the sensitivities of people themselves. Certain natural products such as leather and solid wood never lose their individual odours.

Dimensional tolerances

The harmonious overall impression of a piece of upholstered furniture may not be disrupted by any sizes differences of the individual elements. With upholstered furniture, the indicated dimensions should be seen as approximate details. In the case of corner elements, extension items and groups of elements, and particularly with casual upholstery, more significant differences are possible, in consideration of the harmonious overall impression of the furniture. In the case of functional furniture, larger spaces are often necessary due to the particular function. Furthermore, visual differences to furniture with fixed upholstery in the same series can also occur.

Covering materials

Leather collection

Artanova-Switzerland processes only premium cow hides. Each rawhide is unique in its structure and has different characteristics, such as scarring, which the animal incurred during the course of its life. These natural characteristics, as well as slight variations in colour from hide to hide, are characteristic of genuine leather and can therefore be deliberately incorporated within a furniture set! Natural features, structural differences and slight variations in colour of the leather are no reason for complaint, since they make the leather only more beautiful and unique.

 

 

Product Description L40 Avantgarde

This article is a particularly valuable thick full-grain leather that obtains its remarkable appearance and supple comfortable touch from its thickness and naturalness. In order to keep the Avantgarde leather as natural and breathable as possible, the leather was affected as little as possible during production. The surface of the leather is determined exclusively by the fibre structure within the skin of the animal and is intentionally course and irregular.

 

 

Product Description L35 / 36 Gently

This collection is a scar-corrected, deep-dyed leather with a natural grain pattern. The finish is with pigments and resins. A wonderful leather with a soft, waxy feel and a semi-matt look.

 

 

Product Description L20 Elegance

This collection is a classic embossed and pigmented leather, whose protective finishing makes it especially resistant and easy to clean without affecting the comfort and the softness of the leather. The article gets a high-quality and homogeneous appearance from its remarkable imprint and high intensity.

 

 

Product Description L10 Classic

This collection is a classic embossed and pigmented leather, whose protective finishing makes it especially resistant and easy to clean without affecting the comfort and the softness of the leather. The article gets a high-quality and homogeneous appearance from its remarkable imprint and high intensity.

 

All leathers meet or exceed the requirements of RAL-GZ 430.
In addition, the entire leather collection fulfils the requirements for British Standards.

Fabric collection

We lead with our own attractive collections of the highest quality. The variety of colours and designs offer an almost limitless selection to make the favourite sofa, collector's or heirloom shine in the new splendour. All our fabrics are very resistant, have excellent care properties and are especially kind to the skin. Thanks to the 100% recyclability of our fabrics, we also make an active contribution to the environment.

 

 

Product Description BRILLANCE

A distressed jacquard with a natural, uneven structure in neutral colours and shades of grey.The unique texture of this fabric gives your upholstered furniture more personality.It is suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use.The quality is unrivalled!This fabric is woven exclusively with solution-dyed acrylic fibres to guarantee UV fastness and treated with a coating that protects against stains.Aesthetic, easy to wash and very durable.

Composition: 100% acrylic
Abrasion resistance: 30,000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

 

 

Product Description GLORY

This fabric with its knit look is created by the use of twisted yarn.It is suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use.The quality is unrivalled!This fabric is woven exclusively with solution-dyed acrylic fibres to guarantee UV fastness and treated with a coating that protects against stains.Aesthetic, easy to wash and very durable.

Composition: 100% acrylic
Abrasion resistance: 30,000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

 

 

Product Description TOUCH

This plain fabric with a subtle structure has a pleasant feel and is extremely hard-wearing and easy-care. The fibre is not only durable, but at the same time lightweight, breathable and soft.

Composition: 100% Polyester
Abrasion resistance: 35´000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

 

 

Product Description VELVET

The secret of the Velvet quality is inside the fibre, which ensures a superlative performance against stains, wear and tear. The fibre is not only tough, but at the same time light, breathable and soft. The most stubborn stains remain only on the surface. This is the reason why velvet is always so easy to clean - without any effort.

Composition: 100% Polyester
Abrasion resistance: 20´000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

 

 

Product Description VOYAGE

Through its naturally soft supple feel and the climate-regulating breathable properties combined with a cuddly polar fleece backing this fabric brings the lifestyle of today into your home. In addition, this material is particularly hard-wearing and easy to clean. Stains can be easily removed.

Composition: 100% Polyester
Abrasion resistance: 50´000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

 

 

Product Description DIVA

This fabric, with a subtle structure, has a pleasant feel and is extremely durable and easy to care for. It withstands heavy use effortlessly. Its breathability and suppleness complete the very high quality of this fabric.

Composition: 100% Polyester
Abrasion resistance: 50´000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

 

 

Product Description EMOTION

Emotion is an upholstery fabric with a very noble surface. The occasionally woven glossy fibres achieve subtle lighting effects. The lower fabric made of high-quality polar fleece impresses with its climate-regulating properties and the crease resistance of the complete textile structure.

Composition: 100% Polyester
Abrasion resistance: 50´000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

 

 

Product Description INSENSITIV

The secret of inured quality lies in the interior of their fibre, which ensures unsurpassed performance against stains and wear. The fibre is not only durable, but at the same time lightweight, breathable and soft. The most stubborn stains just stick to the surface. That is why this cover is always easy to clean - without effort.

Composition: 100% Polyester
Abrasion resistance: 40´000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

 

 

Product Description HERMITAGE

Monochrome, but not monotonous. These plain fabrics in different textures provide a great base to emphasize accents. An extensive choice of colours offers the right solution for every taste. The cover fabrics are Q2-quality-safe: washable, easy-care and lightfast. At the same time skin-friendly and without chemical treatment.

Composition: Fully synthetic (see description in the collection)
Abrasion resistance: Very good abrasion resistance (see description in the collection)

 

 

Product Description FEEL – KOMFORT

Due to the internal material structure and the microporous character, this cover is very close to natural leather with a dense, intensely interwoven structured surface, and may even surpass in some usage properties. Among the convincingly practical advantages of this material is its extreme ease of care, it´s skin-friendly and drapable, soothing, breathable and is easy to use.

Composition: 100% Polyester
Abrasion resistance: 30´000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

 

 

Product Description ALCANTARA

This material is characterized by its velour-like surface, large variety of colours, high colour fastness and by the fact that it is hard-wearing, breathable and particularly easy to care for. The look and feel is deceptively similar to suede, although it has nothing to do with real leather. Alcantara is a unique and innovative microfiber for covering different surfaces and forms.

Composition: 68% Polyester, 32% Polyurethane
Abrasion resistance: 150´000 Martindale rubs (Martindale rating method)

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