At Muuto, we put an immense amount of time and care into producing items that are made to last. By following a few simple care procedures, you can preserve the design in great condition for years to come.
Wood fiber & plastic composite
Aluminum’s malleability makes it a grand fit for highly detailed, durable Muuto products, bringing a light, airy feel to robust designs. Our aluminum products are powder-coated for a durable and sturdy finish. Clean the aluminum on a regular basis using a clean and damp cloth with a mild solution of detergent.
Ash is a key material in Scandinavian furniture. We use the naturally bright, oiled ash wood to bring a light sentiment into our designs. The material is used in all of our colored furniture designs as ash is easily curved and shaped while being an excellent surface for lacquering, giving the vibrant colors a long lifespan.
Color lacquered and oil ash wood should be cleaned on a regular basis with a damp, clean cloth. Remove stains using a mild mixture of water and detergent. Avoid surface contact with sharp objects as these can leave scratches in the wood and lacquer.
Our throws are made from 100% cotton that has been dyed and woven by hand. Cotton is a natural material that is strong and hardwearing while also being easy to clean. Our cotton products can be machine washed at 30°C / 80°F. Wash separately to prevent color changes.
The laminate used in our designs is partly made from melamine resin; one of the hardest synthetically produced organic materials that has the ability to make a surface highly resistant towards scratches and natural wear. For regular care, clean the laminate surface with a damp, clean cloth. Remove stains using a mild mixture of water and detergent.
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 in the world being compliant with the requirements for being classified as aniline leather. The leather shows the natural features that are inherently found in animal hides with slight variations of the material occurring for a distinct, unique character. The leather has a natural expression with a soft, warm feel. Our Refine Leather is an aniline leather quality with a smooth, soft surface for optimal seating comfort. The leather is untreated with only a thin light waxing, allowing for the leather to breathe and patinate beautifully.
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 Easy Leather and Endure Leather are both semi-aniline leathers. We recommend using Endure Leather for contract projects and public environments due to its high durability. 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.
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.
The typical natural characteristics that can occur on the different leather types are:
• Insect bites
• Neck wrinkles
• Beauty marks
• Color variations from one leather hide to another and even within a single leather hide
• Variations in the natural grain from one hide to another and even within a single hide
Linoleum consists of linseed oil, wood flour and resin. The result is a silky matte look, adding a tactile dimension to the surface of a tabletop. Linoleum can be cleaned on a regular basis with a clean, damp cloth. Remove stains using a mild mixture of water and detergent. It is recommended to treat the surface with a linoleum polish 2-3 times a year.
Oak is a traditional Scandinavian material with durable abilities against factors such as water and fungi, giving it long-lasting properties fit for furniture. Our products in lacquered oak veneer should be cleaned on a regular basis with a damp, clean cloth. Remove stains using a mild mixture of water and detergent. Designs in solid oak, tabletops in particular, should be kept clean using a damp cloth on a regular basis while stains should be removed with a mixture of water and detergent. For long-term care, it is recommended that oak tabletops are treated with a special oak wood oil 2-3 times a year, making the wood resistant to stains and fluids.
Oregon PineOREGON PINE
Oregon pine is a wood type that is softer than ash and oak, meaning that it is less robust and durable. Over time, the surface color of the wood will be slightly altered when exposed to light and indoor climates.
Polymer feltPOLYMER FELT
Polymer felt is a special composite material, made of two materials: PET and polyester. PET is partly made from recycled plastic bottles. Clean the polymer felt by vacuuming it on a regular basis. Remove stains with a clean, damp cloth.
The steel that we use for our designs is either painted with a powder coating or chrome plated for a durable and sturdy finish. The chrome quality used for our designs is a chrome 3 variant that is both stainless and robust. Clean both powder coated and chrome steel surfaces on a regular basis using a clean, damp cloth. Remove stains using a mild texture of water and detergent.
The textiles used for Muuto products are supplied by four different companies: Danish Kvadrat and Swedish Nevotex along with both Arve and Fidertessile from Italy. The companies that we work with have been selected on the basis of their extensive knowledge within the field and state-of-theart material qualities. For cleaning textiles at home, remove non-grease stains by carefully dabbing with a lint-free cloth or sponge that has been wrung out in warm water. If necessary, clean by dabbing with soapy water. Finally, dab the surface with clean water.
For all Kvadrat upholsteries, please click here for extensive cleaning and maintenance instructions for your chosen textile.
Wood fiber & plastic compositeWOOD FIBER & PLASTIC COMPOSITE
We use an innovative wood and plastic bio-composite material for our Fiber Chair series. In fact, the material was uniquely developed for the Fiber Chair series. With the shell consisting of up to 25% wood fibers, it has a distinct warm, matte texture that stands in complementary contrast to the light surface of the plastic. Small color variations may occur due to the natural properties of the wood fiber. For regular cleaning, use a clean, damp cloth. Remove stains using a mild mixture of water and detergent.
Our rugs are made from New Zealand wool, a natural material that is easy to clean and preserve. All rugs are woven by hand. We recommend having your wool products dry-cleaned to avoid damaging the product. For regular cleaning at home, vacuum the wool rugs. Clean stains instantly with sparkling water. We also offer a rug pad that will reduce wear and tear, keep the rug from sliding and ensure that it lays smoothly on the floor.