Whistler Leathers offers a series of exquisite quality leather hides for upholstery and wallcovering purposes. Whistler Leather has over the years developed close relationships with Europe’s elite leather tanneries. This close collaboration results in an extensive collection of high grade leathers for chesterfield sofas, club chairs, wallcoverings, to name but a few.
It comes as no surprise that Whistler Leather tends to be chosen by leading interior designers and architects in the UK and internationally with famous projects recently at luxury hotels as the Hilton Hotels, Hyde Park, London, Claridge’s, London, various Private Residences, boutiques, high end corporate offices and entertainment venues.
Nowadays sophisticated production processes enable the production of beautiful hides in a bewildering number of finishes. Leather traditionally has three grades/qualities:
As a natural product, individual leather hides absord colour dyes in different ways from hide to hide, so there may be slight variations in colour across hides. This is most likely to be noticed in Aniline leather and is considered to add to the character and natural feel of a piece. However if the style required is for more consistent colour, then Semi-Aniline or Pigmented leather would be more suitable.
Hide Sizes and Cutting Areas
Hide sizes can vary considerably and depend on the age, species and sex of the cow. Most European cow hides range between 40 to 60 square feet and are of an irregular shape, so need to be considered when covering large items as extra stitch/sewlines may be required to join up multiple hides.