Once upon a time, you had no need for furniture. You sat before campfires with friends and family and debated how best to cook that mammoth you caught. However, as you moved from cave to huts, and eventually into apartments and even Park Avenue co-ops, you discovered the wonders of furniture. The murals discovered at Pompeii, the sculptures excavated in Egypt, and the shards of objects from tombs in Ghiordes all point to one incontrovertible fact: humankind cannot live with an empty house alone. So, you buy truckloads of furniture – armoires, dining tables, couches, and yes, brown leather bar stools.
In recent years, brown leather bar stools have experienced a surge in popularity. Not only are they great space-savers, they are also highly moveable and trendy. With brown leather bar stools instead of a chunky couch or divan, you can change your living room’s look any time you want.
The best thing about brown leather bar stools is the material its made of. Where look and style are concerned, leather furniture is royalty. It makes you room appear elegant and classy simply because it’s there.
Leather comes from all over the world, but furniture leather, in particular, is brought to our homes from the tanneries in South American, Germany, and Italy. Those brown leather bar stools hogging the limelight in your kitchen went through a four-step process. To make the transition from rawhide to finished ready-to-upholster leather, your brown leather bar stools went through processes known as splitting, tanning, coloring, and finishing.
From Hide to Home
Finish is a very important step in the creation of brown leather bar stools. From hide to upholstery, every tanned hide has to be “finished.” Finishing is responsible for giving leather its inimitable appearance and texture. In general, brown leather bar stools, and any leather furniture for that matter, have the following finish:
Pigment: This is the most durable, stain-resistant furniture finish. It is cool to the touch, and has a protective opaque color, which covers the grain with consistency.
Aniline: This is less stain-resistant than pigment. However, it leaves the hide more pliable and warmer to the touch. Moreover, you can see the natural surface grain and markings on your leather.
Semi-aniline: This is a hybrid of aniline and pigment. The result is a finish that has uniformity of color, is resistant to stain, and is soft to touch.
Many homeowners agonize over their choice of leather color. Here’s the rule of thumb when it comes to leather pigments. The heavier the pigment and the more corrected the grain, the easier it is to care for your leather. Brown leather bar stools are a perfect example of furniture with heavy pigment. They can hide dirt, stains, and aging far better than white leather, for example.
Good leather is no different from its owner. It bears the tell-tale signs of a life well lived. In other furniture, nicks and wrinkles are a no-no. In leather, however, natural marks such as veining, wrinkling, grain differences, and healed scars, are highly valued because they prove the leather is genuine and has survived for a long time. So, don’t be horrified by the natural marks on your brown leather bar stools. Each wrinkle increases the leather’s value.
There is no doubt furniture will always be a part of human existence. It’s everywhere, from parks to rest rooms. Brown leather bar stools, in particular, let us sit in comfort and high style.