With a blend of speed, precision and artistry, American Leather is a leader in the upholstery industry.
Bob Duncan started American Leather in 1990 with a specific goal in mind: to make high-quality, custom leather furniture and deliver it faster than anyone else in the industry. With his background in industrial engineering, Bob saw an opportunity to apply the lean manufacturing techniques he admired in the Japanese car industry to making furniture. Out of this passion, Dallas-based American Leather has grown from a small, four-person shop into an industry leader in upholstery quality and efficiency.
In addition to efficient production methods, American Leather uses advanced technology to bring precision to its work. Computerized, automated cutting systems for wood, fabric and leather create parts and patterns that are accurate to within 4/1000ths of an inch. Skilled leather specialists carefully lay out patterns on each hide to take advantage of color consistencies and strategically place natural markings. Experienced tailors use a European upholstery method, making a "jacket" for each sofa or chair that slips over the entire frame for a flawless fit. This combination of cutting edge technology and careful construction allows American Leather to consistently deliver beautiful, high-quality upholstery three times faster than the industry average.
American Leather shares Room & Board's commitment to smart design that elegantly meets the needs of customers. Their lever-free recliners and patented sleeper sofas showcase their commitment to constant improvement and innovation.
As a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, American Leather also keeps a keen eye on sustainable practices within their facility. Leather scraps are recycled or resold, water-based glues are used in the furniture assembly and all leathers feature water-based pigments. These are just a few of the steps American Leather takes to ensure their products are not only beautiful and long-lasting, but also thoughtfully crafted.