UPHOLSTERY

Make your LIFEFORM® chair a reflection of your unique style. Custom tailor your chair to your specific taste.

Premium Leather
Standard Leather
UltraFabrics®
Dream Weave
Fabric
NaugaSoft

PREMIUM LEATHER GRADE 2

LIFEFORM® uses only the finest Full Grain Natural hides for our Premium Leather Grade 2 offering.  The term Full Grain refers to leather that has not been altered by sanding, buffing or splitting. Full-Grain leather retains the grain layer; original texture and markings that naturally occur during the lifetime of the animal and create a one-of-a-kind look for each upholstered product.  Breathability is an important characteristic of Full Grain leather.  Due to its intact grain and pore structure, Full Grain leather breathes.  The leather adjusts to temperature and wicks away moisture and body heat, making it very comfortable to sit on.

Hallmarks of Natural Leather.  Natural Full Grain leather features unique signatures that make every piece of furniture bespoke.  As individual as a fingerprint, each hide of leather is distinctive in its markings.  This imbues beauty and serves as evidence of it’s authenticity.  Leather is a natural material, so that each hide is unique in its markings and consistency.  Not only will each hide’s markings be different, but also the color and texture – sometimes growing darker around the edges of the hide of down the middle, and grain texture growing small to large – all within one hide.  Dyes are absorbed differently throughout the hide and some color variation is normal and to be expected.  Color variation ranges from slight in pigmented top-coat protected finish (like Deer Run), to distinct in semi or full aniline finished leathers with no top-coat color pigments (like Brighton, Contarni, Echo, Harness, Mont Blanc and Providence).  With regular use, as the leather fibers relax, we expect that puddling may occur in the areas that receive the most body contact, such as seat and back cushions.  All these signs serve as more evidence of the leather’s authenticity and should be no cause for concern.  Leathers with a “waxy” or “pull-up” finish, will continue to change appearance as the leather ages, responds to your lifestyle and the way you use your furniture.  This is often referred to as “Patina” or the soft sheen that develops on the surface of the leather over time.  Typical characteristics found in Natural Full Grain Premium Leather are (but not limited to): Vein Lines, Horn Butts, Scrapes & Healed Scars, Fat Wrinkles, Skin Blemishes & Bug Bites, Color Variation and Grain Variation.

Full Grain is often confused with Top Grain, but Top Grain leather simply comes from the uppermost portion of a hide which has been split into layers and sold as two different products: Top Grain and Split Leather.  Thus Top Grain leather is inferior in comparison to Full Grain Leather.

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A beautiful naturally-milled grain and saturated color make Brighton the perfect choice for a soft, authentic leather.  Tanned with a special agent that makes it feel supple and polished, this leather imparts a soft sense of elegance and luxury. The overall appearance reflects a cozy, refined patina similar to a well-worn pair of equestrian chaps.

Crafted in Italy from premium quality hides, Contarni’s tannage features pure aniline dyes that saturate the hides with rich color and highlight the inherent characteristics in each hide.  Hides are then carefully milled overnight then individually polished to create a hand that is exceptionally soft and translucent.  The end result is a luxurious leather that exudes timeless elegance and sophisticated style.

Harness is truly a Natural Leather with a clear, wax finish that reveals all the features of Full Grain Leather and highlights the rich, natural toning throughout the hide.  This leather provides a beautiful patina over time and extended wear actually enhances its look and appeal.

PREMIUM LEATHER GRADE 1

LIFEFORM® offers Premium Leather Grade 1 Top Grain leather with beautiful added pebble grain for extra dimension and texture.  Finish has been applied for excellent color consistency.  Ideal for high traffic applications.

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Tribeca is one of our newest semi-aniline collections. Available in an extensive colour palette that includes soft neutrals as well as bright colours, it is marked by a silky smooth and drapey hand that exudes a more modern aesthetic. Offering colour consistency throughout the hides, it is ideal for high-traffic applications.

STANDARD LEATHER

LIFEFORM® Corrected Top Grain Leather as an alternative in cost and aesthetics to our Premium Leathers.  Corrected Top Grain Leather is the uppermost portion of a split hide.  It undergoes a light buffing process to facilitate the absorption of the dyes into the leather, to minimize surface blemishes on the hide and which then has a grain embossed onto the surface of the hide for a consistent appearance.  Corrected Grain leather is often preferred for use in projects where uniform color and texture desired.

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Top Grain buffed leather that reduces heavy natural scarring & blemishes; and which conceals some natural markings. This leather is embossed with a grain pattern to ensure uniformity of color and resistance to fading, creating a highly uniform and consistent texture.

ULTRAFABRICS®

The aesthetics and durability of Ultrafabrics® brand products make them a brilliant leather alternative with incredible quality. UltraFabrics® utilizes efficient manufacturing processes that are based on the conservation of raw materials, toxic-free solutions, and minimal dependency on natural resources. As harmony with human and environmental integration is the nature of this brand, the breathability, PVC free, and low VOC performance attributes of UltraFabrics® products ensure a sustainable presence within your inner and outer environment. LIFEFORM® feature the Takumi Technology which engineers mastered performance directly into the fabric from the start. Synonymous with luxury, durability and ease of care, this unique design also touts thermal comfort – creating a comfortable, neutral body temperature regardless of the setting.

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Brisa is one of our most popular fabrics.  It features the first premium polycarbonate resin surface with a unique ventilation system that actually breathes. The result of this technological breakthrough is exceptional comfort that becomes a most welcome part of your life.  All UltraFabrics are odourless, skin-friendly and allergen-free.  These materials assure a sustainable presence, are PVC-free and do not contain POPs, formaldehyde, heavy metals or phthalates.

Ultraleather® | Pro is crafted with passion and purpose. Imbued with optimal durability, protection and ease of care attributes, Pro maintains the Ultraleather® reputation as the softest in its class and is infused with comfort and power combined. Added features include exceptional abrasion resistance, repellency of most stubborn stains like ink, denim dye, red wine, mustard and iodine-based liquids, along with EPA-registered antimicrobial protection.

Constructed to inhibit the growth of bacteria and other surface pathogens, Ultraleather Pro is engineered with EPA-registered technology for healthier environments.

The inherent antimicrobial protection, a silver ion-based agent, prevents the growth of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Since silver ions do not readily evaporate nor dissolve the efficacy will be long-lasting. Silver ions are not to be confused with nano-silver which has been shown to leach out, contaminating other surfaces and can be absorbed into the human body. Additionally, the added protection does not contain Tricolsan or Triclocarban.

DREAMWEAVE

Dream Weave patterns are high-performance 4-way stretch knit fabrics that allow extra comfort and movement to enhance the performance of our LIFE-Foam Memory Foam.  Dream Weave fabric is knit to our specifications so there are few to no seams on the chairs as compared with traditional upholstery fabrics.  Due to the unique knit specifications of Dream Weave fabrics, they produce little to no waste during production.  Dream Weave products upholster beautifully and are suitable for residential, office, high traffic and contract seating.  All patterns, with the exception of Meridian, are made with 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester and are Certified Carbon Neutral.  All Dream Weave fabrics are proudly made in the USA.

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Amazon, Foster and Terrain offer two tone color combinations giving a subdued patterned effect.  All Dream Weave patterns offer amazing stretch capabilities, which allow the user to experience the full effect of our LIFE-Foam Memory Foam.

Dash offers bright and cheerful colors in a unique texture design.  Made entirely of 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester Dash, along with Amazon, Foster and Terrain, are also Certified Carbon Neutral.  This means CO2 emissions from 100% of the electricity used by the manufacturer to produce this product have been measured and offset in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.

Amazon, Foster and Terrain offer two-tone color combinations giving a subdued patterned effect.  All Dream Weave patterns offer amazing stretch capabilities, which allow the user to experience the full effect of our LIFE-Foam Memory Foam.

Meridian is the original Dream Weave pattern and offers the classic appeal of solid texture and color.  Meridian is easy to maintain, requiring only the occasional vacuuming and dusting to keep it looking great.

Amazon, Foster and Terrain offer two-tone color combinations giving a subdued patterned effect.  All Dream Weave patterns offer amazing stretch capabilities, which allow the user to experience the full effect of our LIFE-Foam Memory Foam.

Fabric

LIFEFORM® offers upholstery fabrics as a tailored alternative to our Dream Weave options and an economical substitute to our UltraFabric® and Leather Upgrades.

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Staccato fabrics are an extremely popular choice for those seeking extraordinary wear resistance and a wide selection of color choices.  Staccato is a high performance woven jacquard fabric that is well suited for residential, high traffic areas and contract seating.

Intuition is a woven fabric with an acrylic backing and stain repellent treatment that features a tweed-like appeal and offers a more residential type aesthetic.

SIMULATED LEATHER

Simulated leather is excellent for those applications where fabric would be unsuitable because of exposure to moisture and soil, heavy traffic areas, or in medical applications where cleaning needs to be done more frequently.  Our simulated leather fabrics are available in an extensive color range.

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Simulated leather is excellent for those applications where fabric would be unsuitable because of exposure to moisture and soil, heavy traffic areas, or in medical applications where cleaning needs to be done more frequently.  Our simulated leather fabrics are available in an extensive color range.