Alfie the Charmer
You can't help but like the Alfie. Alfie just gets better and better with age thanks to its aniline leather, which will develop its own unique characteristics with use. We also like Alfie for its minimalist approach to traditional design - replacing covered buttons with subtle stitches hints at traditional design with a modern twist.
Upholstered in full-aniline leather, Alfie's leather will take on a patina that gets better and better with age. The top layer is full-grain hide that contains unique natural variations in tone. Full-grain leather has unique markings that are as individual as your fingerprints. Markings can include insect bites, wrinkles, sun spots, and stretch marks that were developed over the course of that animal’s life. Through age and use, this leather will develop a warm sheen known as “patina”. It’s that patina that gives a sofa that comforting, vintage look.
This leather patinas quickly, giving it a beautifully unique finish — but always be aware that every hide, and therefore every armchair, is totally unique, and therefore will look different than the product photo. We recommend Alfie to pet parents or young families. Since it is already perfectly imperfect, any additional scratches from claws, paws, or fingernails simply add to its character.
Alfie is available in both Black and Cognac.
Timber Smoked Oak
Construction The Alfie is constructed from a solid pine & plywood frame. It uses medium density layered block foam on high quality webbing with wired non-sag springs. For added luxury, ethically sourced feathers are included in the top layer of the seat cushions. A full-aniline hide has been carefully dyed so that it retains all the beautiful, natural markings and color variation that is inherent in the hide. Any time you see one of these two terms, just know it means all the touchable goodness of a leather hide with all the color variation that goes with it.
Rigorously tested for correct measurements, colour, wood moisture (internals included), load bearing and construction strength. Available with Warranty,
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Furniture by Design are a family owned and operated NZ based company and are a subsidiary of Salamander Importers. With over 30 years in the furniture business our passion for quality furniture at affordable prices is stronger than ever. With highly experienced Furniture Buyers, in-house Interior Designers and collaboration with European Furniture Designers we aim to strike a balance between trend, quality and affordability.