Aniline Leather

Leather is an animal product, which we treat with the utmost respect. At Fredericia, we only use hides of the finest quality, from animals raised according to strict ethical guidelines. We choose only the best materials and ensure that their finishing treatment adhere to the principles of maximum authenticity, thus leaving the character of the material intact.  

At Fredericia, we are particularly aware of the fact that our products should also be for everyday use and that regular wear and tear should not compromise the presentation of any items in our collections. Our furniture is renowned for aging beautifully and lasting for generations. However, this can only be guaranteed if the furniture is treated with respect and maintained properly and in accordance with the various materials used.

Vegetable and chrome-tanned aniline leather is produced from hides of the most exquisite quality. The natural structure is maintained without the use of surface treatments, which again ensures that the leather remains breathable and soft and provides optimal comfort. Over the years, the leather will develop a unique and beautiful patina, characteristic of aniline leather.

Before Use
When new, there is no need for any treatment.

Daily Cleaning
Wipe with a soft, dry cloth. In case of light stains, you can use a soft cloth, tightly wrung in water, which has been boiled and then cooled to room temperature. Often, it will be preferable to leave light stains to simply be absorbed into the naturally developing patina (e.g. stains from a pen). If liquids are spilt, immediately wipe the entire surface with a soft cloth tightly wrung in cold water. Avoid cleaning agents and sharp objects. Loose cushions should be patted down regularly in order to preserve their shape.

For further maintenance, you can use leather cleanser or cream. Fredericia recommends Leather Master Soft Cleanser and Leather Master Protection Cream Premium. This type of maintenance should be carried out 1-2 times a year.

Before cleaning, you should vacuum-clean the leather with a soft mouthpiece at low suction. Then dampen a sponge with leather cleanser (e.g. Soft Cleaner) and wipe the sponge across the leather surface from side to side. In case of stains, wipe the sponge in circular movements across the stain. Do not rub the sponge on the leather! Wipe down loose cushions separately and make sure you cover the entire surface to avoid blotches and discolouration. Leave the cleanser to settle for at least one hour.

Then you may add leather cream (e.g. Leather Protection Cream Premium). First, shake the bottle and then apply using a soft, dry cloth as you massage the leather with soft circular movements. To finish off, polish lightly. The leather cream increases resistance to stains and spillages while also nourishing and caring for the leather.

The products mentioned above cannot remove tough stains, but they cleanse and maintain the leather.

∆ You must never apply grease (leather cream) to Nubuck, as this increases the risk of creating blotches. Follow the specific guidelines and recommendations for Nubuck.

∆ Never, under any circumstances use washing-up liquid and chemical cleaning agents on furniture leather.