Curved Leather Sofa - Custom Fine Art Furniture - The Best Full Grain - Epidermis Hide American Leather - (not to be confused with name brand foreign made replicas using our styles) - Design From Our Historical Records - Using Solid Natural American Air Dried Hardwood Frames - Hand Hewn, Mortise And Tenon Joined (means no glue or screws) - What Is Mortise And Tenon Joinery - Solid Full Length Timber (No fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts) Built The Old Fashioned Way "When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever" And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work - All Species Of Woods Are Available - Structural Frames Using Solid Full Length Timber - Master Craftsmanship That Insures Your Furnishing Will Stand The Test Of Time - A True Family Heirloom And Valuable Antiquity - All Carving Is Hand Carved By Our Master Carvers (no cnc or faux casted resin carving) - All Wood Parts - Fine Art 10 Process Hand Rubbed Finished To World Class Antique Collectors Standards - (no spray on faux fast paint jobs)
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We Only Use The Best Full Grain - Top Grain American Leather, (No Parts Are Imported) Learn About Leather (No sub-straight hides or faux man made materials No re-polished suede No foreign leathers processed with alkalis, pigeon poo or formaldehyde or embalming fluids.) All Of our leathers are hand selected top grain hides processed in the best American tanneries using state of the art modern methods with No Chemicals Known To Cause Health Concerns.
#1 The Best Full-Grain Top-Grain Leather
Full-grain leather or top-grain refers to the upper section of a hide that previously contained the epidermis and hair. The hair and the epidermis have been removed from the hide/skin. Full-grain refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed or snuffed (otherwise known as Corrected) in order to remove imperfections (or natural marks) on the surface of the hide, although is never perfect. The grain remains in its natural state which will allow the best fiber strength, resulting in greater durability.
The natural grain also has natural breathability, resulting in greater comfort for clothing. Rather than wearing out, it will develop a natural patina and change in its appearance over time with some cracking and splitting. The finest leather furniture and footwear are made from full-grain leather. For these reasons only the best raw hide are used in order to create full-grain or top-grain leather. Full grain leathers can mainly be bought as two finish types: aniline and semi-aniline.
Designs By H. J. Nick and Scottsdale Art Factory, a handmade in America custom furniture manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona, have been designing and building some of the world's finest furniture for interior designers with ordinary clients as well as more prominent and successful Persons, C.E.O.s, leaders, royalty and celebrities for over a century. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance, they all want investment value and furnishings that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.
Historical Origin and Design Inspiration for Sofas
Until the 20th century a couch referred to a long upholstered seat with one end inclined, high enough to provide a back and head-rest. "Couch" which in the Late Middle Ages had signified bedding (from the French se coucher, or "to lie down") was interchangeable with "daybed" through the 17th century. (Gloag, "couch"). Well into the 19th century a couch was particularly a seat for a lady; a fainting couch (a modern term) has a back and a single scrolling upholstered end. A récamier was a late nineteenth-century trade term for a similar single-ended couch, such as the one made famous in David's portrait of Mme Récamier.
The word couch is scarcely used in the United Kingdom, where settee or sofa are far more commonly used. The sopha or sofa had a separate origin. "Sopha" made its entry in written English in 1717 (OED); divan preceded it (1702). Sofa was originally an Arabic word for the raised section of floor, furnished with rugs and cushions, set apart for a council (see Diwan) thus also for especially esteemed guests. Designs for "sophas" in Thomas Chippendale's Director (1754, 1762) all have solidly upholstered arms with padded elbow rests, cushioned seats and upholstered backs, but show their carved wood framing.
Further back in ancient Roman society, the couch was found in the dining room (known as the triclinium). Three couches would be arranged around a low table and the men would recline while eating (although the women sat in normal chairs). Originally it was an elitist piece of furniture and it was not until industrialization that the upholstered couch became an indispensable item of furniture in middle and lower class households. Throughout its history it has often been an object of derision, considered a variety of things from decadent to conformist.
Since 19th Century the couch has become associated with Freudian psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud originally used the couch as a tool to aid his hypnosis of the patient. However when he moved on from hypnosis to stream-of-consciousness discourse as his dominant mode of analysis with the development of the interpretation of dreams, he still held on to the couch. He justified this with the need to limit the transference between psychoanalyst and analysand. Thus, the couch proved particularly useful because it limits the visibility of the analyst.
"Life Happens On The Sofa"
Today the couch is invariably linked to both domestic family life and television culture. "Life Happens On The Sofa." It is often positioned in relation to the television set in a family room and for napping. It has spawned social phenomena such as the couch potato, a person who spends a lot of time watching the television. The couch has also become the central prop for many TV sitcoms and soap operas. This symbiosis, through which the couch has shifted from the private to the public sphere, has been satirically depicted in popular culture, in television series such as "All in the Family" Married... with Children, The Simpsons, The Big Comfy Couch, Friends, The Royal Family and Beavis and Butt-head.
Sofa can be traced back to ancient Egypt of around 2000 BC, but true sofa was invented in the end of the 16th to the early 17th century. At that time, horse hair, bird feather, plant villi such as natural flexible materials were made as the filler, with the outside velvet, embroidery, or other fabrics masked, to form a soft sofa surface.
Product Details As Shown - Order Any Size and Color Leather Sofa
This Is A Hand Made Top Grain Genuine Full Hide Custom Leather Sofa
This furnishing is built to allow for sitting in the same spot repeatedly with out the break down of the spring system. An interconnected sinuous coil spring system and Tedlar strapping in the seat deck and back provides support and longevity. All sofas in this set are built over a genuine hardwood frame and carry our "Guaranteed Forever" no questions asked structural warranty. The sofa rests on 2 1/2" tall hardwood landers. Order any size or color. Hand made in the USA by our master leather smiths.
Finish, Color: All Natural Leathers, Exotic Cedar, Hard Woods And Hand Forged Iron. Wood framed sofas solid mortise and tenon joined America hardwood. Our internal structural frames are hardwoods timbered in American forest by American workers. Our processes includes five to ten coats of hand rubbed furniture quality clear oils or water based non-toxic lacquers. It is applied, cured, rubbed and re-applied depending upon whether your order is limited edition or old growth original works. Every surface of this furnishing is finely finished including the undersides and hidden areas.
We Offer A Full Variety Of Highest Quality And Thread Count Fabrics and American Tanned Leather Hides.
Most Production Sofas Are Not Comfortable And Will Break Down If You Sit In The Same Spot Over And Over Again. Most production sofas are built for appearance only with little regard for structure, usually resulting in a swallow you effect and a break down in cushion structure if set in repeatedly in the same place. As the sofa breaks down you work harder to remove yourself. Not only is this type of sofa unattractive it is uncomfortable. Properly built sofas will stand the test of time and deliver comfort every time as well as durability.
Most Production Sofas Use Polished Under Belly Sub-straight Hides Or Faux Man Made Materials using just enough sub standard leather to be able to call the material leather or a variety of leather sounding names. Most of the non touchable parts are faux materials such as Nagahide, Pleather ("plastic leather") slang term for synthetic leather, Vegan Leather, Leatherette, Kydex, Birkibuc, Lorica, or Ocean leather. This type of construction will never last past the limited warranty. Order your custom leather sofa and furniture from all American hand crafted manufacturer Scottsdale Art Factory, and call today to discuss your project 1-800-292-0008.
We only use the best Full Grain Leather available from American tanneries. Full-grain leather or top-grain refers to the upper section of a hide that previously contained the epidermis and hair. The hair and the epidermis have been removed from the hide/skin. Full-grain refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed or snuffed (otherwise known as Corrected) in order to remove imperfections (or natural marks) on the surface of the hide, although is never perfect. The grain remains in its natural state which will allow the best fiber strength, resulting in greater durability.
The natural grain also has natural breathability, resulting in greater comfort for clothing. Rather than wearing out, it will develop a natural patina and change in its appearance over time with some cracking and splitting. The finest leather furniture and footwear are made from full-grain leather. For these reasons only the best hides are used in order to create full-grain or top-grain leather. Fine art high end fabric is available for all custom furniture. Order your designer furniture hand made custom for you at Scottsdale Art Factory - call 1-800-292-0008.