Leather

Cambridge Analytic Couch selects only sturdy full-grain aniline leathers. All hides are obtained and tanned in Europe. Our Scandinavian tannery produces the best possible leathers for furnishings available in the world. The tanning process helps preserve the leathers' exceptional natural features and distinctive markings. Characteristics of our Scandinavian leathers include superb breathability, extraordinary comfort and unmistakable softness that is very pleasing to the touch.

What is full-grain leather? As Wikipedia explains:

Full-grain refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed, or snuffed (as opposed to top-grain or corrected leather) in order to remove imperfections (or natural marks) on the surface of the hide. The grain remains in its natural state allowing the best fiber strength and durability. The natural grain also has natural breathability, resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact. Rather than wearing out, it will develop a natural patina over time, with some cracking and splitting. The finest leather furniture and footwear are made from full-grain leather.

Flame resistance:
The material fullfills the requirements according to ISO 8191:1 (Butane Gas Flame) and ISO 8191:2 (Smouldering cigarette), EN 1021-1 & 2.

Color assessment:
Daylight source D 65 closely corresponding to CIE standard light D 65.

Quality assurance of environmental impact:
This is a matter of constanctly working in the direction of keeping our environmental impact. We are constantly developing our processes to improve the internal working environment. We constantly work to reduce our air and water emissions. All our products are checked by an independent institution, to ensure that all substances and methods used in our production process are as harmless to the environment as possible.

Property Target Value Method
Lightfastness 3 ISO 105-B02
Wet-rubbing 20/4 ISO 11640
Dry-rubbing 50/4 ISO 11640
Tear-strength 20N / mm DIN 53329-a
Sweat 20/4 ISO 11641
Thickness 1,3-1,5mm na