Choosing a piece of furniture from BD means that you have chosen a high class product that will give you joy for many years to come. The leather has been tested in accordance with international regulations and requirements. However, by following the care advice of the leather guide you can help your furniture grow old gracefully. We at BD have taken great care in the construction of the skeleton and framework, which are not visible but which are so important in the long term. You can choose furniture from the BD collection with confidence.
Just as human skin varies from person to person, the quality of furniture leather varies. From the softest and most sensitive aniline leather to corrected top finished leather. BD uses leather selected from the finest raw hides.
BD places high demands on the quality of the leather used in its furniture, which we buy from recognised tanneries in Europe.
Furniture leather is a natural product and the surface (the hair side) can be made up of different shades. Similarly, scars from insect bites, barbed wire, scratches, etc. will show.
All our leather quality is tested and approved in accordance with international standards, which guarantees the promised quality when the furniture is new. In order to obtain the longest possible lifetime, it is also vital that the furniture is treated correctly and receives regular treatment during its lifetime.
Moulded foam and cut foam is used as the filling in order to offer the best possible levels of comfort. Between the foam and the leather is a cotton wool layer, which with time will become slightly compressed causing the leather to wrinkle. After a further amount of use, the surface structure can also change somewhat. This gives the furniture a charming and natural appearance.
At BD comfort and durability go hand in hand. We place great importance on quality, ergonomics and design during the development of our furniture.
Especially the arm rests and the neck cushion can be affected by grease and sweat, which can lead to dark patches and can with time degrade the leather. Hair gel and hand cream can produce similar damage. All types of dust and dirt from clothes, etc. damage leather if it is not cleaned. Household pets definitely do not belong on the furniture!
Leather from BD is treated in order to achieve the very best characteristics. Leather absorbs moisture. So remember that dirt and grease will penetrate the leather through sweat. When the leather begins to darken, the soiling process has progressed to such an extent that specialist attention needs to be sought. Remove the dirt from the surface before it sinks into the leather (hair side)- follow the dealer’s instructions.
WARNING - Direct sunlight and UV radiation fade natural products, this also applies to aniline leather.
Leather is a living material. It requires the same care as our own skin and needs cleaning – nourishment – waterproofing. With the correct care, your can help your furniture to grow old gracefully.
Leather thrives best when kept free of dirt.
Vacuum the furniture regularly.
Avoid exposing the furniture to direct sunlight which can fade the leather.
Do not place the furniture too close to a heat source.
There should be an air passage of 20-30 cm between the furniture and the heat source.
Important! Nourish the leather by using a leather protection agent recommended by your furniture dealer.
Never use detergent which contains surface active agent and/or strong chemicals which cause irreparable damage.
Keep the furniture clean with a damp cloth or sponge.
Boil some water to separate off any lime.
Let the water cool to hand temperature, approx. 40°C.
Do not rub.
IN THE EVENT OF DAMAGE! Always consult your furniture dealer who can advise you and refer you to a specialist.
Leather that has been stained by grease from the skin and hair (also other dirt) is very difficult to clean and return to its former state. Therefore, follow the care advice to avoid unnecessary and costly expenses.
1) Wipe away dirt and water soluble stains with a clean, noncoloured, soft
cloth that has been soaked in water.
2) Vacuum the furniture regularly. Use an attachment with a soft brush.
3) Follow the manufacturer’s and dealer’s advice on use and maintenance.
It is often difficult for a customer to know, what is real leather and what is not. This is why we would like to tell you more about leather and its characteristics.
Leather manufacturers divide the materials they are working on into numerous quality classes, depending on the end purpose of the product. Real aniline leather is soft, comfortable to sit on and never feels moist. Leather absorbs moisture and surface treatment is therefore important. The less treatment given to the leather, more the leather will absorb moisture.
As natural as possible. The surface of the leather looks genuine as it has different shades, veining and scars. Aniline leather is a natural product.
Semi-aniline leather has been treated with a protective coating. Semi-aniline leather is durable and has the same characteristics as aniline leather, but it is easier to clean and resists dirt much better. The pores of the leather are open, which means that it will resist dirt for some time due to the protective coating.
Vat-dyed leather with pigmented surface. Leather, which cannot be classified as aniline leather due to the small flaws on the surface. These flaws can be hidden by spraying a thin layer of pigment on the leather surface.