Leather has been used for upholstery purposes for as long as there have been text books to document it. In fact, the use of leather can be traced back to the time of the Neanderthals.
When exactly leather became a material that was commonplace for upholstery purposes, it is difficult to say. It is only through the process of tanning (preserving) an animal hide to create leather, that this wonderful material has become so useful. The birth of this groundbreaking material was almost certainly through natural processes, that resulted in vegetable tanned hides being discovered by early man.
Nowadays, with the advances in technology and science behind the tanning of leather, we are able to create a vast array of exciting colours, textures and surface finishes to upholstery leathers that make this product a keep sake of high-end luxury interiors.