Genuine leather will vary slightly in color shade and tone. The photography here may or may not be the exact color as shown. This is not to be considered a defect but a true hallmark of genuine leather quality.
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The wooden frame on this collection is composed of Beechwood and European Spruce in all load bearing areas and MDF in all non load bearing areas. These woods are selected at source and seasoned for a minimum of 2 tears to ensure long term durability. All of the corners and load bearing areas of our frames are additionally secured with heavy duty corner blocks to add to the strength and durability of the frame. Upon completion of the construction of the frame, we encase the entire structure. This process ensures the strength and integrity of the frame. We the put one inch of foam around the frame before upholstery so that when you touch the sides and backs you notice a firm/soft sensation not four inches of play between the leather and frame as you would find with most of our competitors.
We incorporate in our suspension unit; heavy duty nine gauge sinuous spring steel. These “S” shaped steel springs are fastened to the top of the front rail and run from the front to the back of the piece two inches apart. These springs are attached to the frame using heavy duty clips. Two firm rods are used to hold the springs in place which offers additional durability to the sitting area, both on the front and back of each individual seat. We also attach a canvas barrier between the foam and the steel springs. This does not allow the foam to wear. We use five steel springs per seat to ensure the strength, comfort and durability of the foam cushion core. In addition: we use two solid wooden stretchers that runs front to back to stabilize and strengthen the frame against the tension of the steel sinuous springs. This adds to the strength of the frame itself.
Leather – 153 Sienna:
The leather on this model is semi aniline. This means that the leather is colored thru and thru and does possess a light coat of polyurethane finish on the surface of the leather. This gives the consumer versatility in wear and use. The most common household stains can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap if addressed within minutes of the spill, spot or stain. The grain texture on this leather is natural and antiqued. This leather is designed and marketed to resemble an old world distressed look and feel. You will notice some color variations and grain variations between each piece and sometimes within the same piece. These are natural characteristics and should not be considered unusual. Genuine Italian leather may vary slightly in color, shade and tone. This is a hallmark of genuine italian leather.
Cushions & Seating:
We use a POCKET SPRING seat cushion in the seat of the Austin group. The pocket spring system is created by turning high tensile steel individual springs, which are then wrapped in their own singular pocket of fabric. You will find that each individual seat cushion contains a matrix of individually wrapped coil springs encased in a specifically designed foam shell that is covered in Dacron fiber. The system has many benefits. The fabric pocket used allows each spring to slide up and down independently of it’s neighbors allowing for maximum comfort for more than one person on the sofa. The ultra high coil density allows maximum conformity to body contours. The POCKET SPRING system will allow each seat cushion to keep its uniformity over the life of the furniture. The seat cushions are composed of polyurethane foam cores with a high quality Dacron topper on the surface for comfort. The density of these cushions will vary from 2.0 to 2.3. This is a unit of measurement of the number of porous holes in the cushion. The standard quality in our industry would be 1.8. The back cushions are composed of Dacron fiber which is blown in to vertically and horizontally channeled bags. This ensures that the proper amount of Dacron is blown in the same every time.
Sales Features and Benefits of the Austin Group:
This model is designed for the consumer that is looking for the “LOFT” look. It is urban and considered to be casual traditional. The pieces are all very American with pinpoint design and style. The antiqued Sienna leather will match virtually any décor and color scheme. You will find the comfort and pitch of this collection to be simply perfect. We use the diamond accents on the seat and back as this detail has proven to be very successful for us.