Leather Highlights

Leather
Highlights


Erpo Expertise in Leather

You can recognise genuine erpo leather immediately. It looks classy, it’s pleasant and warmly snug to the touch, and its timelessly elegant durability will beguile you. The perfectly fashioned, modern designs of our collections form an intense, richly colourful interplay of superb craftsmanship and inimitable comfort, naturally as functional as they were on their very first day. Our erpo standard? Each one of our creations defines tomorrow’s classics. Across the whole sector.
Our erpo philosophy demands the exclusive use of upholstery material that keeps its value.

We buy all our leather only from the best manufacturers from all over Europe. From open-pore, refined natural leathers to robust heavyweight leathers — we process select, large-surface skins that have been naturally grown in a controlled environment, tanned in an environmentally friendly way and the whole hide dyed. The purity, strength and structure of the leather surface document the natural quality which we value so highly. This careful manufacturing process leads to a very special upholstery material for leather sofas and individual armchairs. Because that’s what we're aiming for: to design erpo seating furniture to be as individual as our customers have always been.


Types of erpo leather & leather marking

Untreated leathers

Untreated leathers

With untreated leathers, the natural surface of the leather is fully preserved. Due to the large number of natural features, processing leads to high rates of waste. Only the best, roughly one tenth of all skins are suitable for these leathers. The dye penetrates deep into the leather. The natural look of the skin with all its irregularities is fully preserved.

Semi-aniline leathers

Semi-aniline leathers

This procedure partially corrects differing surface structures and natural characteristics. Similar to the way in which wood is coated, the surface is pigmented in order to achieve an even dye. The pigmentation gives a more uniform leather in terms of colour, and the natural features of the skin are less prominent.

Leather care

Leather care

Leather is undemanding. It's important that leather is always carefully cleaned. No aggressive agents may be used such as stain removers, solvents, turpentine, cleaner’s solvent, shoe polish, etc. Make sure there is sufficient humidity and protect the leather from extreme heat and direct sunlight.


Erpo leather quality

Leather 170
Leather 170

Dyed, pigmented nappa leather corrected as a result of surface treatment.

Thickness approx. 1.3 – 1.5 mm

Advantages

Soft texture and natural character. Only European raw hides are used for this leather.

Features

Soft, pleasant texture and natural elasticity. Natural features and scarring are not fully compensated.

Leather 180
Leather 180

Dyed, pigmented nappa leather corrected as a result of surface treatment.

Thickness approx. 1.0 – 1.1 mm

Advantages

Soft texture and natural character. Only European raw hides are used for this leather.

Features

Soft, pleasant texture and natural elasticity. Natural features and scarring are not fully compensated.

Leather 190
Leather 190

Dyed, pigmented nappa leather corrected as a result of surface treatment.

Thickness approx. 1.3 – 1.5 mm

Advantages

High-quality, tough leather, elegant grain pattern, soft texture.

Features

Soft, pleasant texture and natural elasticity. Natural features and scarring are not fully compensated. Soft, pleasant texture and natural elasticity. Natural features and scarring are not fully compensated.

Leather 42
Leather 42

Full-grain, vat-dyed semi-aniline leather. The natural grain structure is lightly covered by the surface treatment.

Thickness approx. 1.0 – 1.2 mm

Advantages

Good combination of natural character and soft feel. Largely hard-wearing.

Features

Soft texture and natural character. Only European raw hides are used for this leather.

Leather 250
Leather 250

Untreated, vat-dyed aniline leather. Full-grain, especially pleasant and soft in texture.

Thickness approx. 1.0 – 1.1 mm

Advantages

Visible natural features become a certificate of authenticity and prove that every sofa and every armchair is a unique specimen. The leather that impresses on account of its natural, vibrant look.

Features

Natural features such as wrinkles, scratches from hedges, healed scars, veins and irregularities in the structure of the grain and colour remain uncovered as a sign of authenticity and are not a reason for complaint.

Leather 270
Leather 270

Untreated, vat-dyed aniline leather.

Thickness approx. 1.4 – 1.6 mm

Advantages

Visible natural features become a certificate of authenticity and prove that every sofa and every armchair is a unique specimen. The leather that impresses on account of its natural, vibrant look.

Features

Soft texture and natural character. Only European raw hides are used for this leather.

Leather 43
Leather 43

Hard-wearing, pigmented heavyweight leather. Naturally grown, characteristic surface structure.

Thickness approx. 1.8 – 2.0 mm

Advantages

Hard-wearing. Only select skins are used as raw hides. All the natural characteristics are preserved by the strong, varied surface structure. Bulky feel.

Features

Variations in colour and structure are unavoidable. These variations are evidence that the leather is genuine and cannot be used as grounds for complaint.

Leather 350
Leather 350

Untreated, vat-dyed, vacuum-mined aniline leather. Vegetable tanned, firm and full in texture with closed, shiny surface.

Thickness approx. 1.8 – 2.0 mm

Advantages

Visible natural features become a certificate of authenticity and prove that every sofa and every armchair is a unique specimen. The leather which impresses on account of its natural, vibrant look, has an impregnated finish, is additionally waxed giving it a pearlescent effect.

Features

Natural features such as wrinkles, scratches from hedges, healed scars, veins and irregularities in the structure of the grain and colour remain uncovered as a sign of authenticity and are not a reason for complaint.

Leather 450
Leather 450

Untreated, vat-dyed heavyweight leather with irregular, prominent grain structure. Heavyweight leather, full of character, firm and full in texture.

Thickness approx. 2.6 – 2.8 mm

Advantages

Only select, heavy bull skins are used as raw hides which guarantee the natural, vibrant look of this heavyweight leather. Visible natural features become a certificate of authenticity and prove that every sofa and every armchair is a unique specimen.

Features

Natural characteristics, wrinkles, scratches from hedges, veins, healed scars and the structure of the skin are fully preserved as a sign of authenticity. Differences between individual skins cannot be used as grounds for complaint.

Leather 45
Leather 45

Untreated heavyweight leather with natural, characteristic grain structure.

Thickness approx. 1.8 – 2.0 mm

Features

Variations in colour and structure are unavoidable as the different areas of the skin are more or less receptive to the dyes. These variations are evidence that the leather is genuine and cannot be used as grounds for complaint. Natural features such as wrinkles, veins and insect bites remain uncovered and visible as a sign of authenticity.

Advantages

Soft texture and natural character. Only European raw hides are used for this leather.

Leather 550
Leather 550

Fine-grain, untreated nappa leather with waxy feel and slight pull-up effect. Full-grain, especially pleasant and soft in texture.

Thickness approx. 1.1 – 1.3 mm

Advantages

High-quality NappaSoft mineral tanning for an especially soft, waxy feel. Visible natural features become a certificate of authenticity and prove that every sofa and every armchair is a unique specimen. The leather that impresses on account of its natural, vibrant look.

Features

Natural features such as wrinkles, scratches from hedges, healed scars, veins and irregularities in the structure of the grain and colour remain uncovered as a sign of authenticity and are not a reason for complaint.