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ROOM & BOARD Leathers

Leather furniture is one of the few things you can buy that grows better with age. Like a slab of marble or a plank of solid wood, each hide is uniquely beautiful. Its texture and character elevates the look of any room. Plus, nothing matches leather’s natural durability and longevity. With minimal maintenance, it lasts four times longer than fabric.
We work with respected Italian tanneries to bring you leathers of exceptional quality. Our partners embrace their country's rich tradition of leather making, while pushing the boundaries of leather design and innovation.
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We work with respected Italian tanneries to bring you leathers of exceptional quality. Our partners embrace their country's rich tradition of leather making, while pushing the boundaries of leather design and innovation.
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The best quality
All of our leathers are top grain and aniline dyed, which is the best quality available for upholstered furniture. Within our collection of more than 30 leathers, we offer a range of styles from classic leathers to cutting-edge designs.
A leather artisan feeds nubuck leather through a finishing machine at a facility in Arzignano, Italy.
Find your ideal leather
We’re here to help you find the best leather for your home or business. Browse our leather recommendations below or get in touch with our Design Associates for more tips and ideas. We also offer free leather swatches.

Family-friendly leathers

Leather is a great choice for families. Its natural durability makes it very difficult to rip or tear. Semi-aniline leathers, which have a protective finish, are easier to wipe clean when little ones spill.

lecco

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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urbino

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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Dog-friendly leathers

We recommend semi-aniline leather for furniture shared with dogs. All leather is durable, but semi-aniline leathers are particularly dog-friendly because they are easier to clean.

lecco

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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urbino

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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Cat-friendly leathers

If cat claws are a concern in your home, consider semi-aniline leather. The surface of the leather has added pigments that help protect against scratches and stains.

urbino

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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Performance leathers

Leather’s inherent durability makes it a good solution for high-traffic households or commercial spaces. These high-performance leathers have a protective, water-repellent finish for enhanced performance against spills.

ferrara

Leather Type: nubuck
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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matera

Leather Type: nubuck
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

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sorrento

Leather Type: nubuck
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

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urbino

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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Fade-resistant leathers

All leather will fade over time because it’s a natural product, but semi-aniline leather will perform the best with sun exposure. The added pigments on the surface of the leather help protect your furniture from UV damage.

urbino

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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Classic timeless leathers

If you want a timeless look for your leather furniture, go natural. Our full-aniline leathers are minimally processed to bring out the natural markings and color variations that are the hallmarks of real leather.

annata

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

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portofino

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

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vento

Leather Type: Full top-grain
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

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Fashion-forward leathers

For a cutting-edge look, consider one of our nubuck leathers. In addition to their unique design point of view, they are also exceptionally soft and luxurious.

ferrara

Leather Type: nubuck
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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matera

Leather Type: nubuck
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

matera granite matera granitematera pebble See details & order swatches Shop items in this leather
sorrento

Leather Type: nubuck
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

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Leathers with natural markings and color variations

These top-grain leathers include both full-aniline and semi-aniline options, but all share a minimal approach to finishing that brings out the natural markings and color variations in each hide.

annata

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

annata grey annata camelannata greyannata inkannata mochaannata oliveannata parchmentannata smoke See details & order swatches Shop items in this leather
lecco

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

lecco cognac lecco bourbonlecco camellecco chocolatelecco cognaclecco pewterlecco smoke See details & order swatches Shop items in this leather
portofino

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

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vento

Leather Type: Full top-grain
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

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Leathers with consistent colors and textures

Consider a semi-aniline leather for the most consistent colors. The pigments applied during the finishing process create smooth solid colors and help mask textural variations in the hide.

urbino

Leather Type: Top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

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EXPLORE OUR LEATHERS
TOP-GRAIN LEATHERS
Made from the outer layer of the hide
Considered the best quality for upholstered furniture
Top-grain leather is buffed or sanded for a consistent look
Full top-grain leather is not buffed or sanded for a natural look
Full-Aniline Finish
Dyed all the way through the hide
Minimally processed
Prominent natural markings and color variations
Develops a beautiful patina over time
vento smoke
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vento

Leather Type: full top-grain
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

-Natural look
-Dramatic natural markings
-Prominent color variations
-Waxy, high-sheen finish
-Shows scratches and develops a patina
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portofino cognac
portofino cashewportofino cognacportofino espressoportofino inkportofino smokeportofino syrahportofino teak
portofino

Leather Type: top-grain
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

-Timeless look
-Prominent natural markings
-Subtle color variations
-Smooth, glossy finish
-Shows scratches and develops a patina
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annata grey
annata camelannata greyannata inkannata mochaannata oliveannata parchmentannata smoke
annata

Leather Type: top-grain
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

-Sophisticated vintage look
-Prominent natural markings
-Light-to-dark color variations
-Matte, dry finish
-Shows scratches and develops a patina
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Full-Aniline Finish
Dyed all the way through the hide
Minimally processed
Prominent natural markings and color variations
Develops a beautiful patina over time
matera granite
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matera

Leather Type: nubuck
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

-Denim-inspired, distressed look
-Soft, smooth feel with subtle natural markings
-Faded, stonewashed colors
-Water repellent and scratch resistant
-Shows oil and develops a patina
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sorrento teal
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sorrento

Leather Type: nubuck
Leather Finish: Full-aniline

-Aged, oxidized look
-Rich, saturated colors
-Velvety soft feel
-Water repellent and scratch resistant
-Shows oil and develops a patina
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Semi-Aniline Finish
Dyed all the way through the hide
Treated with pigment for uniform color
Resists stains and scratches
Easy to clean and maintain
lecco cognac
lecco bourbonlecco camellecco chocolatelecco cognaclecco pewterlecco smoke
lecco

Leather Type: top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

-Classic look with added protection
-Understated natural markings
-Subtle color variations
-Lustrous stain-resistant finish
-Develops a patina, but resists spills
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urbino ivory
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urbino

Leather Type: top-grain
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

-Consistent color
-Plump pebbled grain and soft feel
-Stain and scratch resistant
-Elegant, low-sheen finish
-Shows minimal signs of use
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Semi-Aniline Finish
Dyed all the way through the hide
Treated with pigment for uniform color
Resists stains and scratches
Easy to clean and maintain
ferrara salt
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ferrara

Leather Type: nubuck
Leather Finish: Semi-aniline

-Distinctive, screen-printed look
-Exaggerated grain pattern
-Contrasting, two-tone colors
-Water repellent and scratch resistant
-Consistent appearance over time
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Leather is uniquely beautiful
Part of leather’s appeal is that no two pieces are exactly alike. Here are some of the natural characteristics you can expect in your leather furniture.
Natural wrinkles in top-grain, full-aniline-dyed leather
Natural characteristics

In the leather industry, the leathers that look the most natural are the most prized. Visible wrinkles, scars and grain patterns are the signs of authentic, real leather.

Natural scars and bug bites top-grain, full-aniline-dyed leather
Color variations

Every hide has a range of natural textures, which impact how it accepts color during the dyeing process. Within one hide the color can vary from light to dark, adding visual depth and interest.

Natural color variations top-grain, full-aniline-dyed leather
Scratches

Leather is highly durable and difficult to puncture, but will show scratches from fingernails, pets' claws or even rivets on your jeans. Most light scratches can be rubbed out with your finger or a leather conditioner.

Scratches and abrasions top-grain, full-aniline-dyed leather
Patina

As you enjoy your leather furniture, it will show signs of use and develop its own lived-in look. Dark areas from the oil in your skin, scratch marks from the dog or fading from the sun all enhance its character.

Signs of fading in top-grain, full-aniline-dyed leather
Stretching

Just like a pair of new shoes, leather stretches as you use it. Some wrinkling or “puddling“ is normal in the seats and backs of chairs and sofas. This doesn’t weaken the leather—it makes it even more comfortable.

Example of leather seams in leather upholstered furniture and sofas
Many hides, one item

It takes more than one hide to upholster most pieces of furniture. Because hides are limited in their width, you’ll notice more seams on leather furniture to make efficient use of this natural resource.

How to care for leather furniture
With some simple care, leather can last a lifetime. Regular dusting and periodic conditioning is all that’s required to maintain it. We recommend Guardsman® and Leather Magic® products to clean and condition your leather furniture. For detailed instructions and product recommendations, read our leather care information.
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Customize it
Customize your new furniture with more than 300 top-quality fabrics and leathers. Any of our upholstered items can be ordered in any fabric, and select items can also be ordered in any leather.
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EXPLORE OUR FABRICS
Find the perfect fabric for your new furniture with our fabric guide. Shop our recommendations, including the best fabrics for kids and pets.
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