Ekornes and leather
Ekornes is one of Europe’s largest consumers of leather. We purchase leather from selected tanneries all over the world. Our inspectors take part in the leather selection process, which is conducted in accordance with international norms for quality determination. The experience we have gained from this work benefits all customers who choose to purchase Stressless or Ekornes leather furniture.
Our leather is manufactured in accordance with current laws, guidelines and recommendations regarding utilisation properties, and the use and content of chemicals and other substances. We cooperate with recognised international institutions in this area to ensure that we are always up-to-date in matters relating to health, safety and the environment.
Batick is a corrected, pigment-improved and grain-embossed upholstery leather, which has had most of its natural marks removed. Batick may have a two-tone colour effect to liven up the surface. Batick is resistant to fading, although changes in colour will occur over time with use and exposure to light. A protective layer of lacquer simplifies cleaning. Simple cleaning, excellent utilisation properties and a favourable price make Batick a good choice.
Cori is corrected, pigment-improved and grain-embossed upholstery leather. Cori has 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 feature a two-tone / tone-on-tone effect. A protective layer of lacquer simplifies cleaning. Cori is a wise choice if you want a leather with excellent utilisation properties, a robust structure and an exclusive look.
Paloma is a slightly corrected leather with a combination of dyes and pigments that smooths some of the leather’s structure (grain pattern). However, the grain structure of Paloma may vary slightly at some parts of the furniture, and minor colour nuances may also occur. Natural marks, scars and insect bites remain and will appear in Paloma. A thin coat of lacquer gives Paloma some protection and simplifies cleaning, but Paloma does not have the same heavy-duty quality and protection as Batick and Cori. Due to its soft, natural and comfortable expression, Paloma is a very popular choice
Noblesse is the most exclusive quality leather offered by Ekornes. A full grain semi-aniline, it is dyed all the way through and has only a thin protective topcoat. This enables the leather to retain the natural softness and lustre that characterises a first-class furniture leather. A natural material like Noblesse retains its original grain and structure. Minor colour nuances and skin blemishes may also occur. Such individual details may lead to slight variations at different parts of the furniture. Although the topcoat provides a certain level of protection, Noblesse is the most delicate of the leathers used by Ekornes. It absorbs moisture easily, and is more vulnerable to wear and tear, heat, sunlight, spills and perspiration. Regular maintenance is important to maintain its attractive appearance.
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 oils, waxes and transparent dyes. This enhances the soft touch and natural appeal, offering deep, vibrant colours and a beautiful lustre. The full-bodied leather sensation and natural transparent look will gain patina and become even more beautiful with age. On exclusive leather like Pioneer you will find natural characteristics like colour nuances, difference in structure, marks and skin blemishes. The delicate finish gives an exceptional comfort and a striking look, but offers just a light protection. 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 appearance.