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Leathers and fabrics

LEATHERS

All leather used in the production of Gala Collezione furniture comes from verified Brazilian and Italian tanneries. Every extract of leather is specially selected and cut out by experienced master cutters, so that you receive upholstery of the highest quality. Leather is available in over thirty different shades – so you can choose the color that will perfectly suit your needs and match your living room.

 

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Types of leather in Gala Collezione offer

MADRAS LEATHER

Type: closed facing leather, with madras embossing.
Characteristics:

  • The face (top layer) embossed with a fine pattern, which makes the natural features of the leather less noticeable in comparison with smooth leather.
  • It is colored and impregnated with an impregnating varnish which improves resistance against abrasion and helps to protect the leather from everyday wear and tear.
  • For its conservation use a specially prepared cleaning and preservation substance.
  • Thickness: 0.9-1.1 mm

CALIFORNIA LEATHER

Type: thick closed facing leather, with dollaro embossing
Characteristics:

  • The face (top layer) was extruded by a deep, distinct pattern, so that the natural features of the leather such as bites, minor scars, veins and stretch marks are less noticeable.
  • The increased thickness has a positive effect on usability and quality and reduces susceptibility to wrinkling..
  • It is colored and impregnated with an impregnating varnish, which increases the resistance against abrasion and external factors.
  • For its conservation use a specially prepared cleaning and preservation substance.
  • Thickness: 1,3-1,6 mm.

EXTRA LEATHER

Type: thick closed facing leather, with a characteristic waxy grip.
Characteristics:

  • The face (top layer) is not embossed. The pattern on the surface of the leather is natural; therefore small natural features such as scars, veins, varied structures can be seen on it, which underlines the natural origin of the raw material.
  • The leather is soft and elastic, which makes it less susceptible to wrinkles and dents during its use.
  • It is colored in two tones, protected by an impregnating varnish, which increases the resistance against abrasion and external influences and its finishing is a wax-based impregnation. Owing to this, it has a waxy, slightly blunt grip.
  • For its conservation use a specially prepared cleaning and preservation substance.
  • Thickness: 0,9-1,1 mm.

VINTAGE LEATHER

Type: thick closed facing leather, slightly processed in the finishing process compared to Madras and California leather.
Characteristics:

  • The face (top layer) was gently sanded to give a velvety, matte surface, a beautiful natural texture and delicate grip – the leather is pleasant and warm to the touch, and its nobleness is enhanced with time during everyday use.
  • Characteristic shading and lack of artificial print (it is not embossed) make the texture of the vintage leather varied across the entire surface of the cut.
  • During the tanning this leather is stained thoroughly and then finishing layer is applied to its surface, which emphasizes and preserves the beautiful appearance of the natural face while enhancing the resistance of the leather to aniline.
  • Owing to its characteristics, vintage leather is a material requiring careful and attentive maintenance in use, with the substances exclusively dedicated to this purpose. For this reason, it is especially recommended to those who treat their furniture with a piety and a high degree of attentiveness.

FABRICS

Upholstery fabrics are supplied by well-known leading manufacturers from Spain, Italy and Turkey. They are characterized by exceptional durability and low maintenance due to their stain resistant properties. You can choose from dozens of different types of fabric properties, including weave, texture, thickness and other features. In total, there are at least several hundred different shades available – so you can easily create your individual color sets.


LEATHER OR FABRIC – WHAT TO CHOOSE?

Each type of upholstery has its advantages. It all depends on your personal needs, preferences and aesthetic taste.

Furniture made of natural leather reflect the timeless elegance. Large family furniture, as well as armchairs and chaise longues look particularly exquisite in this type of upholstery. This is a perfect solution for households with slightly older children. The material is ideal for allergy sufferers – it does not collect dust and is easy to clean. Properly maintained using preparations recommended by Gala Collezione (see also: USE AND CARE) will reward you with a beautiful appearance, elasticity, resistance to dirt and velvety touch.

Fabric upholstery feels warm, soft and cozy. Just like natural leather it requires appropriate care – but in this case regular vacuuming and occasional wiping with a damp cloth is enough. Modern fabrics with stain-resistant properties are very easy to clean – they have a special coating enabling removal of dirt and stains with a damp cloth. This coating protects the material against dirt permeation.

G-000, Madras

G-000, Madras

G-100, Madras

G-100, Madras

G-105, Madras

G-105, Madras

G-130, Madras

G-130, Madras

G-160, Madras

G-160, Madras

G-170, Madras

G-170, Madras

G-180, Madras

G-180, Madras

G-190, Madras

G-190, Madras

G-200, Madras

G-200, Madras

G-220, Madras

G-220, Madras

G-230, Madras

G-230, Madras

G-300, Madras

G-300, Madras

G-310, Madras

G-310, Madras

G-323, Madras

G-323, Madras

G-613, California

G-613, California

G-614, California

G-614, California

G-615, California

G-615, California

G-619, California

G-619, California

G-627, California

G-627, California

G-638, California

G-638, California

G-639, California

G-639, California

G-643, California

G-643, California

G-644, California

G-644, California

G-647, California

G-647, California

G-648, California

G-648, California

G-649, California

G-649, California

G-654, California

G-654, California

G-655, California

G-655, California

G-656, California

G-656, California

G-657, California

G-657, California

G-658, California

G-658, California

G-659, California

G-659, California

G-660, California

G-660, California

G-661, California

G-661, California

G-677, Extra

G-677, Extra

G-678, Extra

G-678, Extra

G-810, Extra

G-810, Extra

G-820, Extra

G-820, Extra

G-830, Extra

G-830, Extra

G-840, Extra

G-840, Extra

G-850, Extra

G-850, Extra

G-910, Vintage

G-910, Vintage

G-920, Vintage

G-920, Vintage

G-930, Vintage

G-930, Vintage

Leather characteristics

Here are five facts proving that the natural leather is the most sophisticated upholstery material:

  1. Each extract is different and has distinctive features (shown in the pictures below) which attest to its natural origin. As a result, each piece of furniture gains its individual and unique character.
  2. This is a flexible material which can be subject to stretching and shrinking – that is why the sofa maintains a perfect shape.
  3. Leather is an allergy friendly material – it allows avoiding factors that cause allergy as it does not absorb tobacco smoke, dust or mites.
  4. Natural leather is a “living” material – it breathes, adopts to the ambient temperature and improves regulation of room humidity it because absorbs and releases moisture.
  5. If treated properly, it matures beautifully with unique charm and class..
gaps

gaps

veins

veins

wrinkles

wrinkles

differences in shades

differences in shades

differences in texture

differences in texture

scars

scars

bites

bites

creases

creases

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