We work with some of Europe’s leading leather suppliers to ensure that the leather used in our designs is of the highest possible quality. All leather used in Muuto products has been sourced from either Scandinavian or European cattle.
Aniline leather is the purest, most natural leather with only around 15% of all leathers satisfying the requirements for being classified as aniline leather. The leather shows the natural features inherently found in animal hide with slight variations of the material giving a distinct, personal character. The surface has only to a small extent, if any at all, been treated during production, preserving its natural expression while giving it a soft, warm feel. Our Silk Leather, by Danish supplier Camo Leathers, is an aniline leather quality with a smooth, soft surface. The leather is untreated which gives it a slightly darker fade over time.
Semi-aniline leather is a full grain leather with a light top finish. The treatment of the surface makes the leather more durable. Semi-aniline leather is very soft and pliable with a high level of comfort. Our Prescott Leather from the Italian manufacturer, Mastrotto, and Elmosoft Leather by the Swedish manufacturer, Elmo, are both semi-aniline leathers. We recommend using Elmosoft for contract projects and public environments due to its high durability.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Natural leather does not perform well in dry air and sunlight. As a precautionary measure, we recommend to place leather upholstered furniture away
from direct sunlight and refrain from having them in highly air-conditioned rooms as this can make the leather fade or dry out. Regular care of the leather helps maintain its inherent qualities and prolong the lifespan of the surface.
Clean the leather with a dry cloth or soft brush. Treat and moisturize the leather four or more times a year using only special leather treatment products for aniline and semi-soft leather products.