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Leather chairs and sofas are what makes Stressless famous. All our leather types and colors are deep-dyed. Some colors have been enhanced with a twotone
effect. Color nuances are normal and to be expected. Leather absorbs moisture and
breathes. Color changes will occur with time, as a result of use and the effects of sunlight.


Leather is a beautiful, vibrant and durable upholstery material. The play of color in the
leather and the natural markings make each piece of furniture unique. Ekornes® buys
upholstery leather from leading tanneries throughout the world. Our hide selection process,
overseen by our own inspectors, utilizes the most stringent international quality control

BATICK (Grade 1 – Least Expensive)

A corrected through-dyed, pigmented and grain embossed upholstery leather, which has
had most of its natural marks removed. A protective layer of lacquer allows spills to be easily
removed. Easy to clean and attractively priced, Batick is a popular choice for those who want
a more resilient leather.

PALOMA (Grade 2 – Most Popular)

A through-dyed upholstery leather with a combination of dyes and pigments in the finish.
Paloma has a natural grain pattern and visible natural marks. The light finish improves the
leather’s physical properties and yields a more uniform color. With its rich, luxurious feel,
Paloma is the preferred choice of those who want a soft, authentic look in a leather that
breathes well.

CORI (Grade 3)

Cori is a corrected, pigment improved and grain embossed upholstery leather. Cori has a
substantial body and a distinct pebbled grain. Most of its natural marks are removed. Cori
has a tip-shine which adds depth and character to the surface. Some colours have two-tone/
tone on tone-effect. A protective layer of lacquer simplifies cleaning. Cori is a wise choice
if you want leather with excellent utilisation properties, a robust structure and an exclusive


PIONEER (Grade 4)

Pioneer is a luxurious full grain aniline pull-up leather. This exclusive and delicate quality
retains the full original grain of the leather, and is treated with waxes, oils and transparent
dyes. This enhances the soft touch and natural appeal, offering deep, vibrant colors and a
beautiful luster. The full-bodied leather sensation and natural transparent look will gain
patina and become even more beautiful with age. On an exclusive leather like Pioneer you
will find natural characteristics like color nuances, difference in structure, marks and skin
blemishes. Pioneer absorbs moisture easily and is vulnerable to heat, sunlight, spills and
perspiration. Regular care and precautions are important to keep the luxurious and elegant


NOBLESSE (Grade 5 – Most expensive)

Noblesse is the most exclusive leather quality offered by Ekornes. It is a full grain
semi-aniline, which means that it is dyed all the way through and has only a thin
protective topcoat. This allows the leather to keep the natural softness and lustre
that characterises a first-class furniture leather. A natural material like Noblesse
retains its original grain and structure. Minor color nuances and skin blemishes may
also occur. Such individual details could lead to slight variations in different parts
of the furniture cover. Although the topcoat provides a measure of protection,
Noblesse is the most delicate of the leather qualities that Ekornes uses. It absorbs
moisture easily, and is more vulnerable to wear and tear, heat, sunlight, spills and
perspiration. Regular maintenance is important to keep its attractive appearance.


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