Natural, rich and timeless, leather will never go out of style.
All of the leathers in our special-order program are full-grain or top-grain natural cowhide and include the naturally occurring grain, making each piece truly unique. This beautiful material retains its character marks and durability while developing a beautiful patina over time, so you’ll never tire of your furniture.
Aniline dyeing permeates the leather with soluble dye so it retains all its natural markings, texture and subtle variations, while also providing a rich, long-lasting hue.
Performance leathers are low-maintenance natural leathers that are specially finished to resist scratches, wear, fading and stains, making them well suited for high-use applications. And they never need to be retreated. Each is buffed to bring out the material’s natural highlights while creating a smooth, buttery texture. They are able to maintain color and consistency, aging beautifully while maintaining that smooth-to-the-touch feel. These are ideal for those who don’t want to sacrifice style in the name of durability, offering a timeless look with the benefit of long-term protection.
Each of Frontgate’s leathers offers its own richness and inherent beauty. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Crafted using the finest European hides, Derby is aniline dyed to bring out this full-grain leather’s natural characteristics and then polished so it will have a soft, smooth, translucent finish.
After aniline dyeing, the full-grain hide is lightly polished with a special oil application to give it a soft, smooth and translucent finish.
Knox has a dramatic wax-crackle effect that improves with age. After aniline dyeing, the full-grain hide is lightly polished with a special oil application for a soft, smooth finish.
Holt Performance Leather
This low-maintenance, top-grain leather is buffed to bring out the material’s natural highlights, giving it a wax crackle effect with a subtle sheen.
Ross Performance Leather
The wax-tipped look of Ross is achieved using pigments and agents that brighten the top-grain leather’s surface while offering additional protection. Each natural mark retains a darker appearance, mimicking the look of waxed leather.
Kent Performance Leather
Kent has a matte finish that is hard to find in quality leather, plus a gorgeous two-tone effect for added visual depth. This smooth, top-grain performance leather has a protective topcoat and is ideal for high-traffic residential or high-end hospitality settings.
York Performance Leather
Featuring a vintage crackle look, this natural South American top-grain leather has a protective wax topcoat for extra durability and softness.
Joliet Performance Leather
Joliet is a top-grain leather that features soft tones and natural-looking surface wrinkles, giving it the look of aniline-dyed leather with the protection of traditionally pigmented leather.