Distinctive attributes cannot be standardised, but categories of quality can. Different qualities of leather can be determined and standardised. All our leathers conform to DIN 430/3 of the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e. V. (German Quality Furniture Association).
Natural nappa leather / anilin leather::
The noblest nappa variation on which the natural skin structure can clearly be seen. This leather is the most natural and most valuable.
Lightly pigmented nappa leather / semi aniline leather:
This leather has relatively consistent colouring which is created by applying a very thin layer of colour pigments. Despite the colouring, the natural structure is still recognisable. Longlife leather by W.SCHILLIG belongs in this category, but has decided advantages. This leather represents a very good compromise between easy care and natural look!
Pigmented nappa leather / covered leather:
This leather has a colour pigment covered surface and is mostly smoothed and artificially embossed. The stronger pigmentation of this type of leather makes it very tough and somewhat cheaper – a typical 'family' leather.