Fritz Hansen offers several different leathers. Each type of leather. Has its own characteristics which can be good to know before using your furniture.


The typical natural characteristics that can occur on the different leather types are:

  • Insect bites
  • Scars
  • Neck wrinkles
  • Beauty marks
  • Colour difference from one leather hide to another, and even within a single leather hide
  • Variation in the natural grain from one hide to another, and even within a single hide
  • Hair whirls


The best maintenance for Fritz Hansen leather upholstery is regular vacuuming with a soft brush. Avoid using harsh brushes, cleaning products and sharp objects.


If cleaning is absolutely necessary, use boiled water with natural soap shavings. Whip 2-3 tablespoons of soap flakes into 1 liter of boiled water until the soap flakes are fully dissolved. Only use the foam to clean the leather. Apply the foam with a soft cloth evenly across the surface of the furniture. If necessary, use a dry, soft cotton cloth to even out any access foam or moisture. Let the furniture air dry, and afterwards wipe the leather off thoroughly with a soft cotton cloth. 

Spot cleaning is not recommended for leather. Depending on the leather type and colour, spot cleaning can cause unnatural discolouration. 
Fritz Hansen recommends no other means than the use of soap flakes for stain removal. The use of harsh cleaners is not covered by the warranty. 

NOTE, suede must only be vacuumed and NEVER applied water or soap.


Sharp objects can scratch and damage all leathers, and non-colourfast clothing can cause permanent discolouration of the leather. Please be aware of this before using furniture upholstered with leather.
Do not expose leather to direct sunlight for extended periods of time or place leather close to warm radiators or fireplaces. Heat can dry out leather and cause cracking.
Stacking of upholstered chairs can cause pressure marks in the upholstery. To minimize pressure marks when stacking upholstered chairs use the piece of cardboard and thin foam to divide the pressure from the four spacers onto a larger area. This does still not guarantee no pressure marks.