There is something very special about leather seating. It is classic, timeless and, like a good wine or cheese, it ages gracefully and gets better as the years pass. Leather as a material is also forever synonymous with luxury. Given that it is one of the most costly materials to manufacture with on the market, a leather chair is very much more than just a idle piece of decoration. It is an investment, a statement, and can, more often than not, become an heirloom or hand-me-down. The best thing about leather is that it suits a huge range of interior decorating styles and themes. The other benefit is, if you like to update your home frequently, you can rest assured that your leather armchair, lounge or sofa will suit its new setting no matter what the décor.
On top of these aesthetically pleasing and economic factors, leather is also extremely durable. As a material, it is robust and much more hard-wearing than standard upholstery fibres. Depending on the colour, of course, your leather chairs are generally far easier to clean, only requiring a wipe down with a damp cloth, coupled with the additional leather care protection product every month or so. We understand that not everyone is enthused about using an animal product as a decorative element, which is why there are such a great range of imitation products and materials available in high street stores today.
Today on homify, we have a great selection of leather chairs available from our UK experts. From classic to contemporary, there is definitely a chair in this ideabook that will suit your taste!
Fleming & Howland are the only retailers in the world to be awarded a
Chesterfield Trademark; meaning that they are an authentic manufacturer of one of the most famous sofas in the history of design. This comes as no surprise, as the company has possessed an extensive portfolio in the United Kingdom since 1780. Each one of their stunning chairs boasts undeniable craftsmanship and quality. On top of this, every piece is handmade, custom-ordered and produced in their own workshop.
This example from Locus Habitat, shows the aforementioned Chesterfield sofa and how this particular style of leather chair, whether original or replicated, is able to blend into any theme and environment. As you can see, the lounge has been carefully arranged with a selection of contemporary cushions, art work and a retro-styled chest of drawers. This photograph displays the sheer versatility of leather chairs and proves why they have been a successful piece for hundreds of years. You can picture this same arm chair in a myriad of other settings, homes and eras.
When you think about the perfect dining experience, what comes to mind? A large table, a delicious selection of food and drink, and of course, a comfortable chair! Why do we sacrifice our seating options more than any other element? We should be dining in absolute comfort! Claire Nelson, from Nelson Design, has masterfully created an envious leather dining setting. These fabulous dining chairs, which are really more like arm chairs, will have you seated and never wanting to leave. The greatest thing about leather seating in this situation is that it is far easier to clean up spills and spoils than it would be on fabric upholstery, if and when those dreaded accidents happen. What a fantastic dining experience to be had with friends and family, which will more than likely carry on well into the night.
Wow—this is the King (or Queen!) of all arm chairs. Designed in the coveted Edwardian style, Oksana Glinska Furnishings have designed and handcrafted this stunning brown leather piece. Resembling the backrest of a Chesterfield chair, the indented buttons make this chair look expensive and luxurious. On top of this, the wood has been carved with infinite detail and care. Just imagine this wonderful piece as the focal point of a formal sitting room, smoking room, study or even as head of the dining room table!
Fashioned from walnut and red leather, this über cool lounge suite set oozes with retro style and sophistication. Created during the roaring 1930s Art Deco period, these couches will take front and centre stage of any room they are placed in. The winged arms and curved form is a really exciting change over the standard square forms we are quite used to seeing today. Why not add a bit of fun and energy into your living room with a one-off retro styled piece like this? Witchantiques.com has a huge range of beautiful vintage and antique pieces in their repertoire, be sure to take a look!