50km east of Verona on the road to Venice lies the small industrial town of Arzignano. Whilst it may not be as well-known as its Shakespearian neighbours, Arzignano is justifiably proud of its leather tanning heritage and specifically its reputation for producing the finest furniture leathers in the world. It is here that we source all our leather hides.
We only select full Top Grain hides of exceptions quality from two particular tanneries. No bottom splits, composites or synthetic hides are used in Thomas Lloyd furniture.
We offer five leather types to choose from, and we have chosen one or more leather types that we consider to be the best match for each particular design.
A robust, classic leather synonymous with Gentlemen’s Clubs and Grand Hotels. Once upholstered, our antique leather is rubbed back and resealed in specific areas to create an aged, antique appearance. The antique leather will continue to develop its aged patina over time.
Our antique leather is best suited to traditional, deep buttoned, models such as our Chesterfield, Regent, Senator and Victoria designs.
Available in five colours.
Less formal than the antique, our vintage leather lends a softer, matt appearance to classic pieces. Each hide displays the natural blemishes and inherent scars of the animal as well as tonal shade variations. This retro leather has a waxy, distressed appearance and lightens in colour in areas where stretched in upholstery and use.
Our vintage leather is best suited to larger designs such as the Grand Chesterfield, Aspen and Burlington.
Vintage is available in four colours.
Milton is a two-tone textured, soft handle leather which features a tipping effect that highlights the peaks of the grain. It has a clean and polished appearance making it the perfect choice of modern contemporary upholstery.
Our Milton leather is great on contemporary designs such as the Earl or Darcy and a fantastic alternative leather type on deep buttoned models such as the Grand Chesterfield, Lincoln and Chesterfield.
Milton is available in five colours.
Our Tempest leather has the buffed, velvet-like look and handle of a nubuck, with out extreme sensitivity to staining. This unique leather fits both classic and contemporary furniture, and can be paired perfectly with velvets and natural cottons.
Tempest is currently available in one colour and looks fantastic on our Monty.
Blake is a lightly-buffed, oiled leather with a natural, distressed appearance. This luxurious, pure aniline leather is produced on top quality hides and has a nappa handle. Scars and marks will be visible, which only enhance its overall natural appearance.
Blake is currently available in one colour and we think it really suites our Henry.
Alternative leathers types can be selected as a bespoke order. If you want to order one of our models in a leather type not offered online please call our sales team and they will be happy to help you with a bespoke order.